I was in a talk about freewill, and had put some arguments up, however an answer was not forthcoming. I am however to curious to let it lie there so
maybe someone else will be interested.
The talk started with the concept of souls having agreed beforehand that they would engage in certain activities, like rape. If we agreed to this
beforehand, we cannot choose anything now.
"You argue for freewill and the consequences that follow from that viewpoint. If there is no freewill there are consequences that follow from that.
Seeing that the truth about this is hard to discern, in what could be called an objective fashion, how can we know which is true? You - We -
ironically "choose" to follow one or the other path, but we can't know if what happened was freewill or not. So we guess or believe either path is
The other half of the talk said that me arguing for having agreed to this life beforehand was me avoiding responsibility for my life, to which I
"Well thats not entirely true. One of the consequences of no freewill, that we agreed to this before coming here, is that, at the end there is only
one actor, Brahman as a name could be, or God if you choose
. This means, since all is connected, energetically, that I am Brahman, and
ultimately responsible for everything.
So from that point of view, freewill gives you personal accountability, but not from the workings of nature ie. you are not accountable for
earthquakes and whatnot. But no free will gives you accountability for everything including earthquakes, because you are Brahman and being Brahman is
To me it seems that if responsibilty is the most important issue, I Am your best bet
Right now it dawns on me that having "someone" responsible, absolves ones Self. So if there is a God outside of That I Am then that God is
responsible. If there is no God outside That I Am, then I Am responsible. Instead of "God" you could say "The Universe" or "Reality" or "DNA ((made me
). It does not change the issue of responsibility.
edit on 22-3-2011 by scratchmane because: (no reason given)