Originally Posted by con struct
Larry, this is treading in dangerous water. Look: if our lives are pre-destined, then the obvious question is: pre-destined by whom?
For what it's worth, I don't buy it. The pre-destined part, I mean.
Okay, I don't buy the "by whom" part either.
I'd like to address this. I would like this thread to stick to the premise where we are just assuming
pre-destiny exists and/or free will exists. How the whole pre-destiny thing, if it exists, got started...off limits. This is a completely hypothetical question and needs to stick within the assumptions of this particular hypothetical situation. In other words, don't sidetrack, don't go there. Just play along. And it's not how lightly you tread, it's where you do the treading.