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Nocturnal Rumination: Considering Free Will versus Determinism

30 Nov

For Cultura, I’ve been pondering the dichotomy herein of these concepts for the specific dogmas of two cultures that have the exact same God yet remain separate in matters of faith.  Determinism carries a magical quality, doesn’t it?  God wills X to occur due to Y reasons (presence or absence of faith, pride, &c).  In it, God is not limited to good, but is also expanded to acts of attrition and violence to subjugate and demand loyal of faith.  In Free Will, we are to live a Holy life by our choices, knowing that if we do not then we will be punished (Paschal’s Wager).

It’s fun to think of how wide the gulf in logic is between these perceived realities and how much they can be used to divide entire sees of faith.

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