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Is "Free Will a Gift or a Curse?

Please, explain why you choose one over the other.  TY

 
turtldov

Asked by turtldov at 6:11 PM on Jun. 2, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • It depends on who you ask ... Martin Luther wrote on The Bondage of the Will, and Jonathan Edwards wrote on the The Freedom of the Will. Then there is the Reformation Study Bible which has a study called, The Freedom and Bondage of the Will.

    I'd have to say that the Will is a double-edged sword.
    -Eilish-

    Answer by -Eilish- at 1:40 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • Both, it comes with responsibility for our own actions.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:43 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • I fully believe in free will. I feel it is a gift. We are each given the option to make our own decisions.

    My in-laws don't believe in it, and by that reasoning, God makes us sin. So glad I don't feel that I live under that bondage!
    mrsjon

    Answer by mrsjon at 6:42 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • ^‚Ķalso, it depends on how you use it. Every action causes a reaction.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 1:47 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • A gift!
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 7:07 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • freewill i feel it;s a choose it.s up to that person which it will chose
    MADUKES402

    Answer by MADUKES402 at 2:36 AM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • Both the greatest and scariest of gifts
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 1:35 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • It's neither. It's just a fact of life. Hitler's Free Will was a curse for MILLIONS, but I would think he would have seen it as a blessing...

    There is never black and white when we are talking about something like this.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:05 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • I see it as a gift...

    My reasoning is that I'd rather make mistakes, and put up with the sometimes monstrous choices of others than have no choices at all...that would be like being a mindless robot...not for me.
    Dkhilly

    Answer by Dkhilly at 3:43 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

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