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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: dandandat2
This point for me is prime. Is our very existence a product, because human existence IS after all a product, of an agency of free will or just a product of a never ending mechanical happenstance. I guess that for those who do not ask these questions, the question is moot, hence the importance of an answer is minimal.
The answer that most easily comes to me is that ''if'' we postulate that we humans have have free will then we must understand that free will is to whatever degree an ingredient of existence itself. And there's the rub.
From my vantage point I find very little free will manifest. In my own life very little if any and in others the same. This to me indicates that if I do have this agency, it is just a little bit, but that again is prime. Maybe this is all about attaining free will? Life after life slowly inching towards more and more free will.
And while this free will may not be prominent in these, our incarnated lives, it may be that on that higher plane it is.
Maybe the final goal is understanding all of the ramifications of free will. The effects of free will.
Oh man, that's too much for me at this point. I need to take a break cuz my (quoting the Gumbies from Monty Python)
''my brain hurts''.
Free will vs mechanical happenstance is a good topic to discuss on its own.