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Re: little by little rayww

Posted by Michael83 on February 22, 2007, at 4:36:55

In reply to Re: little by little Michael83, posted by rayww on February 22, 2007, at 0:06:41

>>>>>You are free to choose whatever you want

That is 100% incorrect, and is the basis for what I've been troubled with for years and what I'm been pounding on this forum for almost a year.

Do you understand that it's not a choice that I do not believe?

Do you understand the human mind and how it works?

We do not have complete freedom of will, that is undisputed and factual. I am not a professional in the subject, but I do know we are bound by the habits of our mind, which are simply chemicals and electric pulses in our brain.

Every thought, every action comes from how nature created our brain and how it communicates with itself. Chemicals, electronic pulses.

Do some people choose to be intelligent? Is intelligence a choice?

What about people on this forum? Many suffer from issues relating to chemical imbalances in the brain (that is essentially what most mental disorders are). Can they "choose" not to be depressed?

Why do you think they prescribe medication to correct these imbalances? Do you ever hear of a psychiatrist say, "Choose not to be depressed, it's a choice." Because it's not a choice!

IT'S NOT A CHOICE DO NOT BELIEVE JESUS.

It do not believe because it does not make sense to me and my brain, the way I was programmed to think, refuses to accept something based on "faith."

Do you understand that? Do you understand we're living organisms and we're at the mercy of our human biology? We're not mystical "spirits" who have some sort of perfect working connection with the world around us. We're living flesh and our thoughts are chemicals and pulses in our brain.

I'm sorry this message is harsh, but many religious people do not seem to understand that everything in life is not a choice.

I'm very interested in reading your response to this.


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