If you could have a beautiful,peaceful world but had to give up your free-will t

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  1. Chesterton Wilde profile image75
    Chesterton Wildeposted 6 years ago

    If you could have a beautiful,peaceful world but had to give up your free-will to get it, would you?

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  2. KalyptraAScott profile image62
    KalyptraAScottposted 6 years ago

    NO...

    How will i enjoy this beautiful, peaceful world if i don't have a free-will?

    For all I know, it is not really beautiful, I just don't have the 'free-will' to think otherwise.

    1. KalyptraAScott profile image62
      KalyptraAScottposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Freewill made us human. A peaceful and beautiful world is where everyone exercise their freewill to CHOOSE only good.

  3. Catherine Kane profile image89
    Catherine Kaneposted 6 years ago

    Short answer- no

    Free Will means the ability to choose to do good, but it also means the ability to choose poorly, make mistakes or even choose evil. It's messy and complicated and varys widely- just like human beings

    A world without Free Will would be peaceful; the peace of the grave. Without Free Will, there would be no good, because you can't choose good if you have no choice

    1. ptosis profile image79
      ptosisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Is it good because god says it's good or good intrinsically?

    2. Catherine Kane profile image89
      Catherine Kaneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      From where I sit, both really. The things God wants tend to be more positive for self and others around, even if they're harder at first

    3. peeples profile image94
      peeplesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      think we were both commenting on my answer at the same time. If bad options are taken the only ones left are good. Leaving the only option, what type of good do you want to do. If that makes sense.

    4. Chesterton Wilde profile image75
      Chesterton Wildeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I agree with you Catherine.

  4. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    Nope. I enjoy my free-will too much. Plus you can always create a beautiful, peaceful world.

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      CJ Sledgehammerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You can? How so? :0)

    2. lburmaster profile image83
      lburmasterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Move to a different location, get counseling, see a psychologist, learn people skills, make more achievements, learn from mistakes, make gardening a project, re-decorate the house, brighten your home, kick out those depressing family members, etc.

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      CJ Sledgehammerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like you described efforts to create a more peaceful home environment for yourself. Creating a beautiful, peaceful world, however, will require the help of another 6 billion souls with similar goals. :0)

    4. lburmaster profile image83
      lburmasterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't believe there will ever been a peaceful world. There will always be someone who wants to be first and/or have more.

  5. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    Since man does not have "Free Will" There is nothing to give up.

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      CJ Sledgehammerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am not quite sure I understand what you are saying, Dave. It sounds like you are saying that we do not have free will now. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    2. Chesterton Wilde profile image75
      Chesterton Wildeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have heard this recently from 'scientific types' and if it is true our lives are meaningless.  :0

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    oceansiderposted 6 years ago

    Never, ever in a million years!!!!!.......Didn't have to think about this question!

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      CJ Sledgehammerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You go, girl!!! :0)

  7. profile image0
    CJ Sledgehammerposted 6 years ago

    This sounds like some kind of Luciferian paradise where he promises to give you a wonderful life if you surrender your soul and free-will to him. Spooky.

    1. Catherine Kane profile image89
      Catherine Kaneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hadn't thought of it like that, but yeah.....

    2. Chesterton Wilde profile image75
      Chesterton Wildeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes there are some who say the lack of Free Will would be a Hell on Earth because our souls are created free by God--free to choose between good and evil--and without that our actions would be meaningless.

  8. Super Lux profile image60
    Super Luxposted 6 years ago

    no. i believe it wont be as beautiful and peaceful as it should be if you're stripped of your freedom.

  9. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 6 years ago

    Ok so as usual I disagree with the majority. As an atheist I believe that no one is currently in control of our world except us. When it comes down to it, if there was a way to have a real God who took control of all bad I would be okay with it. My thought is what God would allow all this bad. A real God would surely protect his creations.  When you think about it the only "free Will" that would be taken is the "free will" to do bad. I think I could handle that. We live in a world where people justify their bad ways by using their "morals" and opinions. I think I could welcome living in a world where we all were put in our places and only lived for good.

    1. Catherine Kane profile image89
      Catherine Kaneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      but how can we live for good/choose good, if we don't have the option to choose?
      I don't believe that, for good to be possible, we must also have evil; but I do believe that, to be able to choose good, we must have the option to choose otherwise.

    2. peeples profile image94
      peeplesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Gotta love the -1 fairies who vote down because they disagree!

    3. Chesterton Wilde profile image75
      Chesterton Wildeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I find using the word 'atheist' and 'believe' in the same sentence a bit strange, but I like your answer nevertheless I like the phrase "we all were put in our places" because that is another word for Christian humility, which I do support.

    4. peeples profile image94
      peeplesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Even atheist have to believe something. smile

    5. KalyptraAScott profile image62
      KalyptraAScottposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      atheist does not mean 'not believing'. In fact, they believe as much as Christians do, just not on God or Christ. I love this answer. I just want to say that it is really hard to tell what a REAL GOD would do or not. smile

  10. Family Black profile image59
    Family Blackposted 6 years ago

    Wouldn't peace be wonderful?  But, nah, stubborn free-will is in my soul.  When I'm pressed to do something someone else's way, I've got a knee jerk rejection of it. 

    So I like sitting on the porch in the evening at the ranch, listening to the bull frogs at the creek, watching the cats chase mice, checking out baby foxes in a rock pile, seeing a mama deer jumping back and forth across a fence to show the fawn how to do it.  My mind stills and my heart finds peace.

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    Debbie Dallasposted 6 years ago

    Free will can get quite deep as how far the measures could go w/ o it... But beautiful and peace would b awesome!! Does this mean no jealousy or lack of trust?? I do hate being told what to do thou?? Hmmm?? Ok that's my final answer! Comprendo?

 
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