You don’t understand, dearest. If we are not responsible for our actions, then so is not Andy for his losses; therefore, Clydey can’t possibly hold Andy responsible for his losses which he does quite often. Practice what you preach.
You got me. That thought had never, ever occurred to me.
As usual, you miss the point, Emma Jean.
I'm not preaching anything. Not once have I said that everyone should just relax and take things as they come, since we're not responsible for any of it. The point is that we feel like we have free will. You cannot just ignore that feeling even though, when examined, it is an illusion.
There are many, many things that make no sense in light of the truth of determinism. For example, I take pride in my work, even if I am not ultimately responsible for it.
And I'm not sure how you can call the discussion pointless, Mark. It might be frustrating, but lack of free will has consequences.