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    What does the answer to this age old question imply as per our free will?


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    probably not. to be in control of your own thoughts would seem to imply you were somehow thinking your thoughts before thinking them.

    a naive understanding of free will (i.e. for an individual to be the ultimate cause of anything they do) is trivially nonsense
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    The very concept of free will is flawed, it has had to be redefined to be something most would not consider to be an accurate description of what it inplies.
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    No because if we were then how would you explain intrusive thoughts....
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    Seeing as I can't control my sexual preferences and whether I like people or not, and occasionally get intrusive thoughts whenever I have a steak knife I'm gonna go with no...
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    probably not. to be in control of your own thoughts would seem to imply you were somehow thinking your thoughts before thinking them.
    This.

    To be literal, if we were controlling our thoughts, it would infer we were making a conscious decision to have them which, of course, wouldn't be possible because you'd have to think in order to make that decision.

    If we controlled our own thoughts, no one would have ever uttered the words, "I wish I could stop thinking about that." They simply wouldn't have thought it in the first place.
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    This is God speaking. HI
 
 
 
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