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Lou's request to SteelyDan for clarification-menwe SteelyDan

Posted by Lou Pilder on April 28, 2008, at 14:26:08

In reply to Re: Free will Sigismund, posted by SteelyDan on April 28, 2008, at 9:33:51

> When we have understood about free will, we shall see how silly it is to ask, as somebody once asked me: 'Why did God make a creature of such rotten stuff that it went wrong?' The better stuff a creature is made of-the cleverer and stronger and freer it is-then the better it will be if it goes right, but also the worse it will be if it goes wrong. A cow cannot be very good or very bad; a dog can be both better and worse; a child better and worse still; an ordinary man, still more so; a man of genius, still more so; a superhuman spirit-best-or worst of all.
>
> -Dan
Dan,
You wrote,[...When we have understood about free will we shall see how ***** it is to ask,..'Why did God make a creature...that it went wrong?'...].
I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean here. In order for me to have a better understanding of what you wrote, could you write answers to the following? If you could, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
A. In that you wrote,[...When we have understood...], in your use of {we}, could that include me in the {we)?
B. If so, do you know as to what I know about the doctrine of {free will} as to if I understand it or not?
Lou

 

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