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Being prisoners of causality

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Compassionist
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Being prisoners of causality

#1 Postby Compassionist » March 18th, 2019, 11:33 am

Things I want to do but can't do due to lack of ability:
1. Go back in time and prevent all suffering and death and injustice.
2. Make all living things equally omnibenevolent, omniscient and omnipotent and be the owner of an infinite number of universes each.
3. End all diseases, health problems, deaths, etc.
4. Prevent all natural disasters.
5. Prevent all accidents.
6. Prevent all violence, killings, rapes, kidnappings, tortures, crimes, persecutions, bullying, bigotry, hypocrisy, selfishness, cruelty, etc.
7. Prevent all malevolence and ignorance.
8. Give everyone the ability to teleport everywhere in an infinite number of universes across an infinite number of timelines.
9. Prevent all poverty.

Things I do (or will do) even though I don't want to do them:
1. Breathe
2. Eat
3. Drink
4. Sleep
5. Dream
7. Pee
8. Poo
9. Fart
10. Burp
11. Sneeze
12. Cough
13.Age
14. Get ill
15. Get injured
16. Sweat
17. Cry
18. Suffer
19. Die

I am clearly not a free agent with a free will. I am truly a prisoner of causality who does things he does not want to do and can't do what he wants to do. The same applies to you and other prisoners of causality.

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Ken H
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Re: Being prisoners of causality

#2 Postby Ken H » March 24th, 2019, 7:26 pm

You left out procreation in the bottom list. :D
This is one of the great social functions of science - to free people of superstition. - Steven Weinberg

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Re: Being prisoners of causality

#3 Postby Compassionist » March 24th, 2019, 11:17 pm

Ken H wrote:You left out procreation in the bottom list. :D

I left out procreation because I wanted to procreate and did procreate.


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