posted on Oct, 15 2010 @ 02:18 PM
Well, ofcourse we're not free to do, what we want to. And not talking from a moral/ethical perspective, there's first such as 'natural laws'. The
statistical possibility that gravity will fail, is so small that you'll never fly on your own. Neither will your bio-chemistry allow you to live
without food or water.
Complexity, such as e.g. biological life, has its 'normal' existence based on such natural laws, and as complexity grows, so do the forces
regulating it. The phenomenon 'predation' in biological life is such an example, and from sheer physical predation, later versions such as 'social
darwinism' etc have evolved.
At the human top of this food-pyramid, we find the sociopaths, who through various methods of social engineering get to the sunny side of the
Any escape from the tyranny of cosmic (and consequently social) laws is through self-development, e.g. transcendence or similar. And on the way to
such a state, most selfdevelopers discover, that cosmos IS based on co-creation. Things exist only because other things exist as polarities. Every
fragment of cosmos mirrors the rest of cosmos and gives it 'existence' such as we normally know it.
And sure, this can be creation from love as well as hate. So the real question is, 'where' or 'what' have we to develop into, before the duality
of polarities ceases. The duality, which basically is our cosmic master.
(Even if I may sound like a new-ager here concerning dualism, my position has very little in common with the new-age clichées on the subject).
Especially eastern religions or semi-religions have quite deep-going opinions and practical methods around this, as had gnosticism. I suggest a closer
look at the 'suffering' and 'knowledge' concepts in these models. Maybe you won't find a personally satisfactory answer, but at least it will
help to clarify the options. Abramic religion isn't that keen on such speculations, everything has been answered through the basic doctrine of
original sin as a cornerstone. No help from that direction.