Do people have free will to choose b...

Do people have free will to choose between right or wrong

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Cookie_Parker

Since: Sep 08

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#1 Jan 16, 2013
or are our choices determined by hereditary and environmental influences?
Jack Welch

Crystal Lake, IL

#3 Jan 20, 2013
Et la bête sera faite à légion. Ses nombres seront augmentés des mille mille fois. Le vacarme de million de claviers aiment à une grande tempête couvrira la terre, et les disciples de Mammon trembleront.
simple

Las Vegas, NV

#4 Jan 20, 2013
It's very simple, you just are the way that you are.

No choice involved.

Everything is just naturally the way that it is, whether it be good or bad it did not choose to be that.
Darius

Long Beach, CA

#5 Jan 24, 2013
Do people have free will to choose between right and wrong? That depends largely on the circumstances of a given situation. We make hundreds of choices every day, but those choices have nothing to do with free will.
Frank

Holly Springs, NC

#6 Jan 24, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
or are our choices determined by hereditary and environmental influences?
Nature and nurture, genes and environmental conditioning.

We're free in that we're able to pick and choose from amongst the limited options that life presents, however our choices are influenced by a number of factors.

And G-d knows best.

Shalom.
Frank

Holly Springs, NC

#7 Jan 24, 2013
However, I'd like to point out that one is able to over-come his or her conditioning to some degree through mental cultivation and self-discipline via meditation.

shalom

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