Free Will, Sin, and True Power

I used to philosophize but it would sound so superficial; so instead I became a philologist. I studied that superficially so I could then at least talk in depth about it.

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Free Will

If the entire universe is ordered, the only power we feel we can exert is a resistance to that order. Free will then is only an exertion of resistance.

Sin

Then becomes the cost of resistance to the order of the universe. The greater the resistance, the greater the cost.

True Power

Is the attempt to live within, aligned with, or the acceptance of the universal order.

Randy Mazie

7 thoughts on “Free Will, Sin, and True Power

  1. You know, I had a similar thought some years ago. Free will is in essence sin. I couldn’t state it quite so well.

    PS — glad you didn’t become a proctologist, not sure how you would have phrased it.

        • there are many ways that I use to discern resistance: meditation, prayer, gut feelings or instincts, regret, anxiety, guilt, shame, fear, embarrassment, envy, greed (and you know the rest of those deadly items), and, very importantly, the feedback/comments that I get from others around me – loved ones, friends, co-workers.

          Now what did you have in mind? Do you use? and then we can talk about actions that comprise resistance….
          and anybody else who may be listening, please feel free to jump in.

          Randy

          • In essence, free will is the ability to make choices in the first place. Choosing what socks you will wear, when you will drink your next cup of coffee etc. Nothing sinful in those kinds of thoughts and actions. However, every choice we make has a consequence but it doesn’t take away the fact that we are making those choices. So then free will is not resistance but compliance… conformity…harmony, flowing into the “created” order neither hastened or hindered by this free will.

  2. Silvanthato on November 20, 2012 at 2:19 am said:

    In essence, free will is the ability to make choices in the first place. Choosing what socks you will wear, when you will drink your next cup of coffee etc. Nothing sinful in those kinds of thoughts and actions. However, every choice we make has a consequence but it doesn’t take away the fact that we are making those choices. So then free will is not resistance but compliance… conformity…harmony, flowing into the “created” order neither hastened or hindered by this free will
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    Dear Silvanthato,

    Thanks for commenting.
    I think we are agreeing.

    The only point that I want to finesse is that when we “choose” day-to-day items such as socks, I don’t feel that that rises to the level of “free will”. Choosing socks, as you put it, has no serious consequences attached to it in the order of things (except maybe your wife, girlfriend, and office shunning you for poor fashion taste – but one could make a whole story about that affecting the universe by someone like Einstein being shunned for his hairdo and retreating into isolation never to share his ideas with his fellow man again – but I am greatly digressing here).

    Yes, “free will” is exactly that which you have described, …(it) is not resistance but compliance… conformity…harmony.
    And we “choose” (which is true power) that over resisting the orderliness of the universe.

    Whether we choose “high test” fuel, a chevy over a ford, a biscuit over a bun, is only choice – not the exertion of free will. Semantics, sure, but behind that is an expression of a greater concept; that which affects not just our lives but ultimately how we affect our life and how we fit into the order of the universe (or how we have “fits” in the order of the universe). 😉

    Randy

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