|Hey, hey. Hey. Hey, polar bear. Hey!|
|Do you believe in predestination?|
|You mean like our lives are all mapped out for us, from birth to death,|
no chance to change our paths? As in are we all simply following a course
down a hill, blindly, believing that we are in control when
in fact we are merely automatons?
|So you believe in free will then?|
|No, not really.|
|If you don't believe in predestination, then|
doesn't that automatically mean that we have free will?
|They aren't necessarily opposites. Or the only choices.|
|How can that be?|
You just want to have it both ways.
|Predestination presupposes a higher power, whether that be a god|
or merely orderly machinations of physics, beyond our control and
pushing us around like gamepieces: we go where we must,
regardless of whether
it is what we would prefer.
|I don't buy it. I believe in free will|
|I am my own bear.|
|You are the bear you helped make yourself,|