Weblog of a Christian philosophy student

Weblog of a Christian philosophy student. Please feel free to comment. All of my posts are public domain. Subscribe to posts [Atom]. Email me at countaltair [at] yahoo.com.au. I also run a Chinese to English translation business at www.willfanyi.com.

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Summary of free will in a paragraph

What is free will? An answer I favour is that our intellectual reason wasn't made in God's image - ('My thoughts are not your thoughts' - Isaiah 55:8; Romans 11:34). But our soul, or something like that was made in God's image (John 10:34). We get free will from the latter, but because the former isn't made in God's image it can never understand free will (from the latter) adequately. Something not made in the image of God is on the wrong 'level', or category of reality, to understand something that is made in the image of God. Moreover, to paraphrase Bertrand Russell, this means that we will always unconsciously translate anything to do with free will into non-free will language our intellect can understand.



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