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Old 08-12-2013, 10:16 AM
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Default Re: Can there be free will in a world where pre-destiny exists?

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Originally Posted by Anon La Ply View Post
But couldn't cause and effect be an instrument of destiny?

Yet each of those free will choices we make could be inevitable, given our histories.
If cause and effect is a tool of destiny, wouldn't that mean that destiny is a multi-sided beast? Therefore the predetermination only exists if the correct choices are made? If this is the case, than pre-destiny really would be false because how can something that is destined to be not be a guarantee?

History has a tendency to repeat itself. If our choices were inevitable, why do we continue to make the same mistakes and not learn from the past? I would think that if history were a factor in making choices, we would make less mistakes as time goes on, and have a lot more figured out than we really do.
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