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Freewill and Atheism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathan Palo Jun 13, 2011. 68 Replies

Are you an atheist who belives in freewill. Or are you long past believing in the concept of freewill? I cannot imagine being a non-theist and still believing in freewill so I am curious how you feel…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Emmy Ellison May 31, 2011. 1 Reply

I actually find a lot of atheists and agnostics on OkCupid but I was wondering if their is a dating site that is exclusively for non theists?

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Jul 10, 2011
☼ Doctor Reality ☼ commented on Morgan Matthew's group 'Chicago, Ill. Atheists'
"Count me in Mallory. I need new friends, especially atheists. I am often in the loop, I live in Oak Park 15 minutes from the loop. I hang out at the Art Institute a lot as well. Rev imfromnothing.com"
Jun 19, 2011
Nathan Palo replied to ☼ Doctor Reality ☼'s discussion 'Freewill and Atheism'
"I do not see what point you are trying to make.   I think we agree that we do not really know whether or not we have freewill, and I am arguing that unless we can conclusively prove that we do not have any freewill whatsoever, we should live as…"
Jun 13, 2011
Radu Andreiu replied to ☼ Doctor Reality ☼'s discussion 'Freewill and Atheism'
"Oh, we can do some things that we want to do, but why do we want to do them? Can we decide what we'll want before actually wanting it? What would this decision be based on, if not yet another desire? Anyway, thinking about this issue in terms…"
Jun 11, 2011
Radu Andreiu replied to ☼ Doctor Reality ☼'s discussion 'Freewill and Atheism'
"I heard that the free will particle is the decidetron and it's the only particle which can choose how to act and thus influence other particles by interacting with them anyway it wants. I bet our brains are filled with this kind of particles…"
Jun 11, 2011
Doug Reardon replied to ☼ Doctor Reality ☼'s discussion 'Freewill and Atheism'
"It has been my observation that when a question leads to contradictory conclusions, you are either asking the wrong question, or there is some aspect or "piece of the puzzle" of which you are unaware."
Jun 11, 2011
Dustin replied to ☼ Doctor Reality ☼'s discussion 'Freewill and Atheism'
"just read your response after I wrote mine. I like your thinking ;)"
Jun 11, 2011
Dustin replied to ☼ Doctor Reality ☼'s discussion 'Freewill and Atheism'
"I am pretty sure left or right makes a large decision here. Everyone has a dominant eye ... or a dominant hand. You may feel quite obliged to reach out to the bag of which is being carried on your right side if you are right handed. Or if your…"
Jun 11, 2011
Araina replied to ☼ Doctor Reality ☼'s discussion 'Freewill and Atheism'
Jun 10, 2011
Dan Hudson replied to ☼ Doctor Reality ☼'s discussion 'Freewill and Atheism'
"I whole-heartedly agree with you Kris. You may nitpick my words as much as you feel necessary. "why should consciousness be diminished just because it's the product of an 'organic computer'? ""
Jun 10, 2011
Jewelz replied to ☼ Doctor Reality ☼'s discussion 'Freewill and Atheism'
"Even identical twins will look different and have slightly different voices and body language so something would attract you to one over the other. But I'll assume hypothetically they were exactly identical in every way and saying the same…"
Jun 10, 2011
Araina replied to ☼ Doctor Reality ☼'s discussion 'Freewill and Atheism'
"Free will doesn't exists.  Atheist that don't understand or know about evolution might still believe in free will, but it does not exists.  Really, it doesn't exists in anyway and can't possibly because that isn't…"
Jun 10, 2011
kris feenstra replied to ☼ Doctor Reality ☼'s discussion 'Freewill and Atheism'
"No, I am not saying that.  I am saying that a process of weighing criteria must occur before any subsequent action will take place.  That process of consideration and acting upon it constitute choice.  That process has its own set of…"
Jun 10, 2011
oneinfinity replied to ☼ Doctor Reality ☼'s discussion 'Freewill and Atheism'
"explain to me, in terms of physics, exactly what consciousness is and how it works."
Jun 10, 2011
Nathan Palo replied to ☼ Doctor Reality ☼'s discussion 'Freewill and Atheism'
"You are saying that when you 'choose' something, it is already determined by forces beyond your mind. Which means there is only one candidate, one consideration, and one outcome. There might be an illusion of choice, but there is no choice."
Jun 10, 2011
Kirk Holden replied to ☼ Doctor Reality ☼'s discussion 'Freewill and Atheism'
"I will use Bob Arctor, Keanu Reeves rotoscoped alter ego in A Scanner Darkly (2006) from PKD's A Scanner Darkly (1977).   Bob Arctor is a free agent - he is in fact the freest agent in his environment. You could say that if Arctor did not…"
Jun 10, 2011

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A few of weeks ago I get a tweet from a follower of my journey, @misstcalia inquiring about what I do. Next she blows my mind by offering to donate 50% of her profits from her online business to support the work I am doing. Absolutely amazing things have been happening to me for the last several months and this is sure one of them.



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At 2:39am on May 31, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…
Thanks for adding me to your friends, Doc. :)
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