Originally Posted by larryace
So I guess I am also looking to see where people stand on the issue, as well as if it is felt that they are, or are not, mutually exclusive.
I don't believe in any deterministic philosophies. We are all free to live life however we choose. We live with the mistakes we make, and we accept the consequences of our actions, both good and bad. The thought that my achievements and my burdens were assigned to me by some metaphysical force is sickening to say the least. I'm with MaryO, living a predetermined life would simply be hell.
Larry, tend to side with IDD. Granted we didn't experience what you experienced, but memory is slippery, and so is dream recollection.
Btw, having a burning curiosity to know how things work is a wonderful thing. However, don't confuse wanting an answer with wanting to uncover the truth. Its wicked fun to discuss, but yea.