Originally posted by CthulhuMythos
"what does a terminated unborn fetus learn?"
Probably not to do that to other souls wanting life...
I guess that would depend on if there is real soul consciousness for those few weeks/months. Though as is believed, souls pick the lifestyle, e.g. a
life of poverty or violence or luxury etc to experience it and learn what they did not in the last lesson, but to do this, that would mean they know
the life path of the unborn in order to choose this person in the first instance? So why would they choose one which will not make it into the world?
Also, how can they know the life path of a person? People's lives can change and turn out so differently depending on the opperchancity that they
walk or stumble into.
I quoted this specifically for the last sentence;
"People's lives can change and turn out so differently depending on the opperchancity that they walk or stumble into. "
One of the best thoughts, in my opinion, to break your head over! And we'll possibly never know, unless...
I am somewhat of the belief that chance (or rather "luck") and destiny/fate, are actually the same things, they just both explain the same thing in
a completely different way.
I think there are, roughly, two sides of the spectrum on this one; either you believe in chance, or you don't. I don't, but that's personal, and I
am very open to the idea of chance existing.
HOWEVER; Let's say chance does exist, does it really matter? Does it matter that you POSSIBLY didn't make the choice you made 10 years ago? I don't
think so, and logic tells me it doesn't. What matters is that, no matter what the odds were, you chose to do exactly what you did, even though there
could have been a billion other options.
So in that sense, does it even matter to debate whether chance is real? Perhaps it can change your outlook on life, but it doesn't change anything in
the physical, because if what happened to you, the experiences that shaped you into who you are, was all by chance, OR by something we call
"destiny", "fate",... in the end, you still did that specific thing, and not the millions of other options there were.
Of course, often the debate about chance vs fate is about the future, about what lies ahead, for some it is complete chaos dictated by chance, where
anything and everything CAN happen, for others it's about following an invisible life path that will lead you where you are supposed to go,
But even here, the previously discussed theory applies; Tomorrow, you might just do something life-changing, yet there is only ONE thing you will do,
determined by a very specific set of circumstances that nobody can predict, no matter if it's due to chance, or destiny. So even when it comes to the
future, there is a direction you WILL go and directions you COULD HAVE gone.
The math is there to prove that chance etc exist, but there is no proof of the choices, the occurrences,... actually being due to chance. The concept
is there, the fact that we are "free" to pick any possible outcome, however, is very much less sure or obvious, at least to me.
It doesn't matter what could have happened, or what could possibly happen, all that matters is what DID happen and what WILL happen, we'll never
know if what we choose to do in the future, or chose to do in the past, was due to chance or due to fate, all we know, is that of all the possible
options, we chose THAT one, and we'll choose whatever it is we'll choose