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Does free will really exist ? Or is it just an illusion ?

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Pfuzylogic · M
Did you feel compelled to make this post?
Pfuzylogic · M
Let China and Russia harbor those criminals. Our attack is on the mind and not IPs.
Longleggedlady · 31-35, F
[@3118,Pfuzylogic] what I am actually saying is how much are our minds influenced yet we still believe we made the choice
Pfuzylogic · M
We are always influenced by outside “voices” that stand in opposition to each other. We get in the posture of selecting and rejecting but not originating the thoughts of our mind.
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
At some point you have to ask yourself; 'Will I go to prison for this?'
Longleggedlady · 31-35, F
[@622125,Thevy29] that is why you need a good lawyer for they are like the get out of jail card in Monopoly
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
[@325967,Longleggedlady] Not if your of Aboriginal decent in Australia...
In UK and Europe it is an illusion
[@325967,Longleggedlady] The United States is the ONLY country in the world that recognizes freedom is granted via a creator and not via the legislative process.
Longleggedlady · 31-35, F
[@6757,questionWeaver] but do you really truly have free will it is different from freedom. What I am asking is your mind free or is it controlled by others that want you to react or do things in a certain way and you believe that you actually made the choice.
[@325967,Longleggedlady] you can not truly have a free mind or free will, when you are subjected to the legislative removal of those freedoms based on narrow political deal making.

It is only an illusion that one is free at all.

See Thomas Paine, Rights of Man - 1776 ... his argument was so good, that his 26 pages inspired a revolution that actually returned free will to people.
That's not for me to decide.
Signals · M
If one believes in god, it’s an illusion
Pinkstarburst · 51-55, F
Yes. But you have to be willing to accept the consequences of your actions.
iamnikki · 26-30, F
we do to an extent. I have the free will to commit a crime but what good will that do me?
Longleggedlady · 31-35, F
[@467302,iamnikki] you may just be led to believe that it was your choice to commit the crime when you had been programmed to commit it for others to derive benefit from you doing son
Somewhat. In this world it doesn't last forever. We made it our Fantasy whatever it's made.
PatheticZombieClown · 46-50, M
🤔 nowadays, with the illuminati mind control rays we deplo...i mean, [u]they[/u] deployed all over the world, it is just an illusion to keep everyone calm...
ViciDraco · 36-40, M
I am a determinist, meaning that I do not really believe free will is really a thing. Our reactions and future actions are all cause and effect chains. And even the belief in free will has a deterministic effect on future actions.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
The Oxford English Dictionary defines Free will as

[quote]The power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate. The ability to act at one’s own discretion.[/quote]

Must be a million and one examples of how most folk have expectations of behaviour and being set either by culture or family or religion.

Could it be said they have ‘Free will’ ?
It’s an illusion, but a very convincing one. Also useful, as our entire moral and legal system is built on it.
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
Imaging infinities within infinities within infinities and you are one point within all of that.

You are able to effect a certain undetermined number of points within your immediate surroundings.

Yet unable to effect the points beyond your range.

Now imagine the whole thing moving along with time and each point moving.

Is it your free will that the whole thing is moving?

Is it your free will that you only have a certain range?

Is it your free will that certain points near you can effect you?

Just some thoughts. Hopefully it can make it simpler.
jackson55 · M
No such thing as free, someone always has to pay.

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