Maybe reality as it presents itself to us, as active participants and choosers in it, whether we like it or not, is semi-superdeterministic, meaning
that while the domain of absolute freedom is at least available to us as a possibility ie: the future is open, nevertheless we remain cut off from it
because we're trapped in an unchangable past. In other words we can't get there from here, unless the karmic (causal) debt of all past choices were
somehow PAID from the POV of a higher standard of truth and justice, apart from ourselves.
It could very well be that we eventually and inevitably tend to imprison ourselves within a self-constraining domain of bondage (in chains) and
slavery (attachment), according to karmic law, combined with an unhealthy dose of common human stupidity. In such a case, one may be forced to wonder,
at the utter absurdity and impossibility of their predicament in recognition of the fact that there is no way "out" nor is there any way of liberating
ourselves, from the POV of a higher standard of truth and justice apart from ourselves, or in other words that we, by our own human resources and from
within our own subjective experience and interpretations are utterly incapable of engineering our own "salvation" so to speak. But this state of
imprisonment (with awareness), is simply where the supreme JOKE (and the release from all such bondage) begins!
This (absolute freedom) also raises the question of a satisfying and just judgement, yet without of course having to pay the price ourselves, for our
own shortcomings and past mistakes, and how could we? We wouldn't know with absolute certainty precisely where that price begins and ends, and we'd
probably "settle" anyway and thus compromise perfect justice. Absolute freedom is nothing if it is not also Just, and yet... if the height of justice
were mercy, and forgiveness (non-judgement) provided it were to make NO COMPROMISE with all the rest of the nonsense (sin), then the standard was/IS
set AND the price PAID for us in full, and, if that weren't enough already, paid in such a manner that we, in spite of ourselves, and all our bad
choices/karmic debt, are assigned an infinite value, of infinite significance and proportion, since the domain of absolute freedom is timeless,
spaceless, and based squarely in reality as it really and truly is.
The price? Justice realized.
The reward? True (authentic) Freedom.
"Set free for the sake of freedom - to freely love as we are loved."
~ Saul of Tarsus, turned Paul the desciple of Christ.
Therefore - I proclaim our freedom, not just as an ethereal possibility, but as an actuality recorded in time and history for all time and for all
The question then posed is - who has the courage and the audacity to freely recieve the immense gift of incalculable value that is at the same time
unearned/undeserved, yet freely given? And who has the imagination to grasp the significance of it? Who can set aside their own contemptuous bias
towards all things "religious" long enough to fully "grok" it? And once understood, who would refuse it? That's the funny part, that it's just too
good to be true, but is, once grasped, once owned, like a prescious pearl.
So in the final analysis, while it's true that absolute freedom, true freedom, carries with it a price to be paid, the "free lunch" I mentioned
earlier is still free, but for yesterday, today, and tomorrow, lunch is on the Lord Jesus Christ, and best of all, it's an all-you-can-eat buffet!
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