Presumably you're going to ask why I get mad when he isn't playing well, then?
But did I not say that already? In fact, you took long enough time to reply that but only to repeat my own post.
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.
You say my world is void of logic – well, if we live in a meaningless world then why should you care if my world is void of logic let alone piss you off? In fact, I myself could care less what kind of world I live in given your premise.
But anyway, since you are the epitome of logic, where do you see logic in the highlighted post of yours? More importantly, why should anyone subscribe to a model that doesn’t make any sense half the time? That doesn’t explain why we do things and feel things when we are not responsible for them in the first place. If determinism is the true reality then all other things should remain explained as I see it and as it should be. If it doesn’t then the concept is either flawed or not true at all.
Finally, what caused the Big Bang?