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Fatalistic poetry…?

Posted 08-30-2011 at 10:40 AM by MrCode
Updated 09-22-2011 at 05:11 PM by MrCode (disclaimer removed; (finally) changed blog category name)

I realize that some people here are a bit tired of me being the nihilistic fatalist all the time when talking about matters of religion and/or philosophy, but this is just a little klutzy piece of "poetry" I threw together that might shed some light on the whole "free will" issue (for me, at least ):

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If thoughts are just links in a causal chain,
Emotions mere chemicals in one's brain,
If one's actions cause a nation to fall,
Where
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How can you not get depressed after reading this sh*t?

Posted 07-08-2011 at 11:41 PM by MrCode
Updated 07-09-2011 at 07:33 AM by MrCode

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjami...7s_experiments

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Wegner#Free_will

How do these men stand to get up in the mornings?

I don't understand how one can essentially devote their life to proving that effectively, no one has any real "control" over their lives. It's sickening, to say the least.

(Yes, I know that's a horrible exaggeration, but try to understand where...
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Apology re: problems leaking out into forums

Posted 10-31-2010 at 05:33 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:29 PM by MrCode

I've decided that I'm going to either a) take a break from LQ for a while (and I really mean it this time), or b) try to actually contribute more useful content to the forums (I've been spending way too much time in /General lately ).

I figure that if I'm going to be posting anything about religion/faith, existentialism, philosophy, or whatever other topics that I find "sensitive", it'll be either here (in this blog) or just not at all.

So I'd like to just...
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Nothing more than a helpless pawn...

Posted 07-14-2010 at 08:19 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:25 PM by MrCode

When one feels like a helpless pawn of the universe, what does one do?

Do they simply live life in ignorance of their pain, only letting it silently build up in the background?

Do they end their life, hoping that there is some higher, more meaningful existence "beyond the grave"?

Do they bitterly accept it, and live their lives as they feel they should, i.e. that they really aren't special, and that they really aren't "them", they're...
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