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Subject: Re: Faith as Mental Illness Date: 11/21/2013 11:43 AM
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2) If every violation of physical determinacy is a tiny miracle, how is this free will? If these supernatural events are done by some guy called god, then it is God's will that is being run on all these humans. Otherwise, is free will just the ability to get a bad bit out of the gooey computer that Human1.0 software runs on?

If God created humans without freewill, then what was God's point in creating humans?

Why link it to the complex mythology of the bible where God is a big white haired guy who gets mad at people who eat clams and picks winners and losers, at least back in the olden days. You don't NEED 99.99% of the features of god, you don't need a son of god dying a cross to have your free will. So why drag a million tons of mythology along with you to get one electron to go the wrong way in your brain?

I don't think that Dr. Bombay intended to bring Christian theism into this thread.

My response: ...because free will precedes the mythology, and the mythology is God's solution to the problem/advent of evil? BTW, I think you caricature the dietary laws. They only applied to a specially chosen people who God appointed as his ministers.

As to your electron bit, we're getting into the argument from reason, that is, what/where is the seat of conscience? I'm not even sure that your quantum computer hypothesis solves that issue. For a rigorous treatment of this issue, see http://www.amazon.com/C-S-Lewiss-Dangerous-Idea-ebook/dp/B00....
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