Perhaps in the very moments that we experience a choice, our minds are rewriting history, fooling us into thinking that this choice—that was actually completed after its consequences were subconsciously perceived—was a choice that we had made all along.
What Neuroscience Says about Free Will
If you pray hard enough, you can make water run uphill. That's what science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein said.
"If you pray hard enough, you can make water run uphill"
"How had do you have to pray?"
"Why, hard enough to make water run uphill."
I can't tell you how often I've heard people say things like that - if only I prayed hard enough, had strong enough faith, tried hard enough, worked hard enough... then the illness would be healed. And I'd live happily ever after. And maybe get a unicorn for Christmas...
The gimmick is that no matter how hard I tried, if I didn't get better, I didn't try hard enough. It's my fault.
How convenient for the healers.
By The Right Honourable Jimmy
I read Paradise Lost and it created an interesting theory that I've been thinking about a lot. So if you believe in god/gods you perceive him/her/it/them as omnipotent, omniscient and...omnibenevolent but a lot of people would argue that God is not the nicest creator. Why would god create a game such as life, why would God create a world full of pain, suffering and sadness. A world where we are ill and struggle through mental illness.
Why would he create human beings that are 100% prone to live a life that is not perfect. Why would he create a world that is slowly dying, yes slowly dying. Because he is not omnibenevolent. If you believe in Christianity, he created us in his image. So does that mean we can't be omnibenevolent....no we can.
As Milton said....'Ages of hopeless end, this would be worse. War therefore, open or concealed, alike.' does this mean life is a game and we are slowly dying and we are going to be the reason of our self-destruction. Humanity is killing it self. God is just like Hitler and Stalin and Saddam Hussain, God is a malignant narcissist, that's what I think anyway. But he gave us free will...we shall be our own gods, humans shall be omnipotent, omniscient and we shall be something that God can't be...omnibenevolent.
"disthrone the king of heav'n" Milton. We shall be our own Gods and maybe the world would be a better place. If we choose to be nice to each other, avoid violence against others maybe we can save the world from this metaphorical but just a bit literal Armageddon. Because all I hear is deaths on the news, that is all I hear and it frustrates me.
What do you think of Dystheism?