Originally Posted by slowrocker
I would just echo the words of another poster, if we are predestined, someone must have control of us.
Not at all.
Destiny can simply be an inevitable chain of events - one thing leads to another. The fact that we are in the situation we are reflects all that happened in the past to lead us here - whether those events are lead by natural forces or by a colossal man.
Originally Posted by FoolInTheRain
I don't really buy into any idea or theory that romanticizes human existence.
I know what you mean.
But ... we humans are the most advanced life forms in the known universe. The human brain is the most complex thing in the known universe.
Like humans or not (and we can be easy to dislike), we are