Book Review: Free Will by Sam Harris

May 2, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By now we've all noticed the campaign of scientific materialists to discredit religion in the hope that a saner, more scientific society will prevail.

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It's not free.

It's 5.29
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Free will is the ability to exercise your right to satisfy your fleshly desires, everyone is born with this right, because it is God given.
Genesis 1:26

Adam and Eve are the perfect example to focus on when you are about to do something that conflicts with your conscience, your inner heart telling you that what you desire is ungodly. Disobedience to God's will for you.

Of course it depends on whether you have a Bible trained conscience, because some religions excuse or forgive your actions because of your religion or their false doctrine that your sins are already forgiven by God.
Matthew 15:9

It is only God's word that could dictate what is acceptable conduct or not, to be self willed in loose conduct will only make you an enemy of God.
Galatians 5:22,23
James 4:4

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Free will is the ability to exercise your right to satisfy your fleshly desires, everyone is born with this right, because it is God given.
Genesis 1:26
Adam and Eve are the perfect example to focus on when you are about to do something that conflicts with your conscience, your inner heart telling you that what you desire is ungodly. Disobedience to God's will for you.
Of course it depends on whether you have a Bible trained conscience, because some religions excuse or forgive your actions because of your religion or their false doctrine that your sins are already forgiven by God.
Matthew 15:9
It is only God's word that could dictate what is acceptable conduct or not, to be self willed in loose conduct will only make you an enemy of God.
Galatians 5:22,23
James 4:4
"Bible trained conscience"

LOL...wow

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Free will is the ability to exercise your right to satisfy your fleshly desires, everyone is born with this right, because it is God given.
Genesis 1:26
Adam and Eve are the perfect example to focus on when you are about to do something that conflicts with your conscience, your inner heart telling you that what you desire is ungodly. Disobedience to God's will for you.
Of course it depends on whether you have a Bible trained conscience, because some religions excuse or forgive your actions because of your religion or their false doctrine that your sins are already forgiven by God.
Matthew 15:9
It is only God's word that could dictate what is acceptable conduct or not, to be self willed in loose conduct will only make you an enemy of God.
Galatians 5:22,23
James 4:4
So you think stoning people to death for working on your sabbath or being accused of being a "witch" should be legal. You are insane.
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KittenKoder wrote:
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So you think stoning people to death for working on your sabbath or being accused of being a "witch" should be legal. You are insane.
Almighty God Jehovah, the one true God of the Bible, does not change, it is man that makes loop holes or excuses to side step a direct command of God, therefore man is disobedient and unacceptable to Jehovah God.

If you were put to death by stoning or by the sword because you deliberately disobeyed the commands of Jehovah God, it was expected if you were caught. Everyone knew the Law.

Because man is imperfect and sinful, Jesus was sent to Earth to show man how to worship God with spirit and truth.
John 4:24
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Almighty God Jehovah, the one true God of the Bible, does not change, it is man that makes loop holes or excuses to side step a direct command of God, therefore man is disobedient and unacceptable to Jehovah God.
If you were put to death by stoning or by the sword because you deliberately disobeyed the commands of Jehovah God, it was expected if you were caught. Everyone knew the Law.
Because man is imperfect and sinful, Jesus was sent to Earth to show man how to worship God with spirit and truth.
John 4:24
http://www.jesusandmo.net/2013/05/08/soon/
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KittenKoder wrote:
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So you think stoning people to death for working on your sabbath or being accused of being a "witch" should be legal. You are insane.
Same for you.

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KittenKoder wrote:
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So you think stoning people to death for working on your sabbath or being accused of being a "witch" should be legal. You are insane.
You've been saved and now you're bitching and moaning lies.

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You've been saved and now you're bitching and moaning lies.
No, I don't complain about medical science.

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Almighty God Jehovah, the one true God of the Bible, does not change, it is man that makes loop holes or excuses to side step a direct command of God, therefore man is disobedient and unacceptable to Jehovah God.
If you were put to death by stoning or by the sword because you deliberately disobeyed the commands of Jehovah God, it was expected if you were caught. Everyone knew the Law.
Because man is imperfect and sinful, Jesus was sent to Earth to show man how to worship God with spirit and truth.
John 4:24
So if your "god" doesn't change, why are there changes to it's laws in your bible? Not changing means not changing.
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So if your "god" doesn't change, why are there changes to it's laws in your bible? Not changing means not changing.
The Law of Moses was only for the nation of Israel, since that nation proved no longer acceptable to Jehovah God as his people, the blessed privelege and responsibility was given to the small remnant of Jews who accepted Jesus as their promised Messiah and became his followers, later the way was open for Gentiles to be gathered into that religion Jesus started, after 33 C.E.

The Christians were no longer under the Law of Moses when they were Baptized as followers of Jesus as spirit begotten sons of God, the new spiritual nation of Jews. The Commandments of Jehovah God now depended on people to live as true Christians in imitating Jesus, and using the sacrifice of Jesus to receive forgiveness for their sins, Jesus being the Lamb of God.

If a person loved God, he would be an obedient child of God as Jesus was,
and if he loved his fellowman, he would not kill or steal or take another man's wife, he would be a godly person.

Being a true Christian and obedient to the Law of Christ has not changed, it is only religions that makes God human and waters down the truth with their unscriptural doctrines. Matthew 15:9
Matthew 22:37-40

Christendom or all religions on earth that claim to be Christian are only imitation fakes, they are not acceptable to Jehovah God and are condemned in the book of Revelation waiting for complete destruction.
Revelation 18:4

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The Law of Moses was only for the nation of Israel, since that nation proved no longer acceptable to Jehovah God as his people, the blessed privelege and responsibility was given to the small remnant of Jews who accepted Jesus as their promised Messiah and became his followers, later the way was open for Gentiles to be gathered into that religion Jesus started, after 33 C.E.
The Christians were no longer under the Law of Moses when they were Baptized as followers of Jesus as spirit begotten sons of God, the new spiritual nation of Jews. The Commandments of Jehovah God now depended on people to live as true Christians in imitating Jesus, and using the sacrifice of Jesus to receive forgiveness for their sins, Jesus being the Lamb of God.
If a person loved God, he would be an obedient child of God as Jesus was,
and if he loved his fellowman, he would not kill or steal or take another man's wife, he would be a godly person.
Being a true Christian and obedient to the Law of Christ has not changed, it is only religions that makes God human and waters down the truth with their unscriptural doctrines. Matthew 15:9
Matthew 22:37-40
Christendom or all religions on earth that claim to be Christian are only imitation fakes, they are not acceptable to Jehovah God and are condemned in the book of Revelation waiting for complete destruction.
Revelation 18:4
That is still change. Objective means "the same in all cases for all things," when something is subjective, that means it changes. Your god lied or your book lied.

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Same for you.
It's insane to not want to see humans murdering each other for stupid superstitions?
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That is still change. Objective means "the same in all cases for all things," when something is subjective, that means it changes. Your god lied or your book lied.
Evidence for your claim?

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Evidence for your claim?
The "laws" changed. That's the evidence.
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The fact is, God's laws have not changed, Jehovah God still expects his people or his children to be obedient to the instructions of Jesus, the Messianic King in heaven.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Only Jehovah's witnesses are God's named people and the only people who can prove they are true Christians today, this is because anyone who wants to know, love and serve God today, must be educated in truth of God's word the Bible.
1 Timothy 2:4

No one will survive the end of this world, unless you are a subject of God's heavenly Kingdom government and our reigning King Jesus, and unless you are an obedient witness of Jehovah God. Revelation 7:14
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http://www.jesusandmo.net/2013/05/08/soon/
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Islam is a perverted worship of the true God, Islam is a religion that imitated Daniels worship of Jehovah God, and not acceptable to Jehovah God and will be destroyed when the Great tribulation starts.
Revelation 18:4

There is only one Truth, even tho Jesus should be the perfect example for Christians to imitate, no one is perfect or able to do that, trying to be obedient to God's word as taught by Jesus can be done.
Matthew 22:37-40

Jehovah God does not expect his children to be perfectly obedient, he only wants us to try our very best to imitate Jesus, and Jesus said he would help us.

John 14:16,17
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Islam is a perverted worship of the true God, Islam is a religion that imitated Daniels worship of Jehovah God, and not acceptable to Jehovah God and will be destroyed when the Great tribulation starts.
Revelation 18:4
There is only one Truth, even tho Jesus should be the perfect example for Christians to imitate, no one is perfect or able to do that, trying to be obedient to God's word as taught by Jesus can be done.
Matthew 22:37-40
Jehovah God does not expect his children to be perfectly obedient, he only wants us to try our very best to imitate Jesus, and Jesus said he would help us.
John 14:16,17
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The fact is, God's laws have not changed, Jehovah God still expects his people or his children to be obedient to the instructions of Jesus, the Messianic King in heaven.
Ecclesiastes 12:13
Only Jehovah's witnesses are God's named people and the only people who can prove they are true Christians today, this is because anyone who wants to know, love and serve God today, must be educated in truth of God's word the Bible.
1 Timothy 2:4
No one will survive the end of this world, unless you are a subject of God's heavenly Kingdom government and our reigning King Jesus, and unless you are an obedient witness of Jehovah God. Revelation 7:14
You have two different sets of laws, thus they changed, end of story. Either your god or your bible lied, which is it?
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You have two different sets of laws, thus they changed, end of story. Either your god or your bible lied, which is it?
Both sets of commandments teach the same thing, therefore they are the same in context, it is impossible for God or his son Jesus to lie.
Titus 1:2

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