devilmaycare on Aug 17 2008, 07:21 PM, said:
Freewill is defined by the ability to choose a positive action over a negative one. There is no program that includes both the positive actions and the negative actions simultaneously. They would simply cancel each other out and no action whatsoever would take place. THAT is freewill. The ability to consciously make a decision which can either have a negative outcome or conversely make a decision with a positive output or outcome. We can choose to feel positively and therefore act accordingly and we can also choose to feel negatively and therefore act accordingly and no one can do a damn thing to stop us. THAT is freewill
Free Will n.
The ability or discretion to choose; free choice: chose to remain behind of my own free will.
The power of making free choices that are unconstrained by external circumstances or by an agency such as fate or divine will.
That is the definition of free will. Your trying to put to much into it. You said its the choice of positive action over a negative one. What i find a positive action you might find a negative. That is free will the choice. Your notion of free will implies there is a higher power that tells us what is right or wrong, which isnt really the case. You are the one that chooses whats right or wrong in your mind. That is free will plain and simple. Free will is the choice to choose.