Wednesday, February 22, 2012
In his book The Illusion of Conscious Will, Daniel M. Wegner a professor of psychology at Harvard University, claims that our sense of conscious agency is ALWAYS imaginary. In other words we are actually robots or zombies who only imagine ourselves to have free will.
Richard Dawkins, the chief atheist propagandist, has likewise declared that living things possess a very successful "Illusion of Design", so successful that to this day most Americans "stubbornly" refuse to believe it is an illusion.
So according to atheists, we live actually in a strange magical world where nothing is what it clearly seems to be.
How convenient for psychopathic hedonists. The idea that God created us, that we have a soul, that there may be an unavoidable reward or punishment in the afterlife, that we even have any free will and moral responsibility to begin with are all illusions. Whatever the atheist does he can claim that his hormones, brain chemistry and bad parents made him do it and so long as he can avoid going to jail (not difficult if you have a little luck and/or a good lawyer) he has nothing to worry about.
I personally believe that, barring very strong evidence to the contrary, things are what they appear to be. If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 6:30 AM