Author Topic: Is free thought a myth?  (Read 416 times)

Offline Gregory

Is free thought a myth?
« on: February 27, 2020, 11:43:34 PM »
Behind every decision lies self-interest.

Offline Gregory

Re: Is free thought a myth?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 11:44:32 PM »
Anything imagined is a vanity.

The mind exists...only as a vanity.

Offline Baruch

Re: Is free thought a myth?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2020, 11:11:28 AM »
Are you trying to argue for myth?  For socialism (free shit)?  Rationality (thought)?

You are double-entry on another string (free will).  Still no introduction by you.

As for me, I don't accept materialism or cause/effect (billiard ball universe).

Materialism means that life and consciousness are impossible.  Reductio ad absurdum.

Cause/effect means that nobody is responsible for anything.  "The Devil made me do it!" - Flip Wilson
« Last Edit: February 28, 2020, 11:14:04 AM by Baruch »
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Gregory

Re: Is free thought a myth?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2020, 04:32:01 AM »
"It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into." - Jonathan Swift

It's funny, not.

Offline Baruch

Re: Is free thought a myth?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2020, 10:19:42 AM »
"It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into." - Jonathan Swift

It's funny, not.

Clearly you are a Liliputian ;-)
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline aitm

Re: Is free thought a myth?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2020, 07:19:14 PM »
Behind every decision lies self-interest.
I actually agree with this. We are acting in a selfish mode even when being altruistic.
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Offline SGOS

Re: Is free thought a myth?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2020, 09:57:25 AM »
Free thought is a myth only if you see things in black and white.  We are limited by our perceptions, and some of those control us.  The operative word being "limited", but not "denied" free thought.

Offline Gregory

Re: Is free thought a myth?
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2020, 03:39:33 AM »
"Only from the heart can we touch the sky."
- Rumi