Free Will vs Determinism: Does our Autonomy Supersede God’s Sovereignty?

By: Jennifer J. Lokken

In regards to, the issue with Sam Harris, the fact is we are actually not autonomous creatures, which is where most who are Free Will absolutist are wrong.

We are social creatures, as we have a biological drive to create more of us, to create associations beyond that of individual families, other social organizations are evidence of our need and drive to create a something beyond ourselves.

The question of our autonomy, is what is the source of this bigger thing that determines what gives us our meaning. The two worldveiws that determine how we view this, there is heteronomously, which is the secular in nature and the root of the establishing of governments and states and nations. The other is theonomously or authority of God Himself, which must not supersede the heteronomous system in order for the governance of that system to be moral instead of nothing but the raw pursuit of power of the the individual, but to seek justice.

Justice was most aptly defined by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn:

“Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.”

In the theological aspect of things, the free Will vs Determinism argument is put in the terms of Free Will(“Arminianism is Pelagian, denying original sin and total depravity – No system of Arminianism founded on Arminius or Wesley denies original sin or total depravity”) vs God’s sovereignty(“Calvinism: the Protestant theological system of John Calvin and his successors, which develops Luther’s doctrine of justification by faith alone and emphasizes the grace of God and the doctrine of predestination.”

Of these two doctrines, the truth is that our free will can only operate in the parameters of God’s Sovereignty, because the creation can supersede that of it’s creator, put differently, the finite cannot comprehend the infinite.

So, in a sense both you and Harris are right, in so far as, in the battle of ideas, of Free Will vs Determinism, the truth is, your Free Will has been Pre-Determined. Because we cannot go beyond God’s Sovereignty without leaving the physical reality and we would lose all capability to comprehend and reason apart from God.

This is why Atheist must borrow their morality and Ethics from a Christian worldview, they actually are incapable of creating their own. They try to get around this by using Utilitarian approach to ethics and morality, but that is nothing more than heteronomously being ruled by the majority and history is repleat with examples of how bad it is to let the majority decide much of anything. Or they claim that ethnics and morality are autonomously defined, but that is not the case because then claim appeals to authority to put deal with those who don’t fall in line with the ethics established by the majority.

I could go on and on explain how it even if you think morals are relevant, which is what happens if morals get to be established autonomously, but the fact that there are any morals and ethics at all are proof of an absolute moral law giver. But that will have to be another post, for another day.

~ #TheRationalRedhead ~

Red Pill Religion: Orwellian Nightmare Fuel Shows Antitheists Are Enemies of Human Rights

Ideological capital-A Militant Atheists on Non-Sequitur Show have recently made it plain that they are the enemies of religious people and their children. And the Enemies of Free Thought and Free Expression. The question we must entertain, as religious people, or those who at least respect religious people: is the Atheist movement truly an enemy to Western Civilization?

Totalitarian Thought Police Nightmare Fuel on Non-Sequitur Show

Time points we plan to hit:
39:20-40:00 His Anti Theism and Morality

40:10-40:55 Religion is old therefore it has no moral authority

1:01:18- 1:01:49 Children are pyschologically abused by religious indoctrination

1:02:10- 1:02:42 Religion is a problem not Atheism

1:07:41 – 1:08:18 Religion limits humanities potential and don’t need to put ourself under divine rule and we at this point can lead our own path and it is dehumanizing to suggest that we can’t carve our own path.

1:12:31-1:13:08 Creating a society without religion

1:21:13- 1:21:59 Liberal religiousity strengthens harmful religiousity

1:22:38- 1:22:58 Modern Feminism and Islam dominating it

Atheist Mr. Dapperton calls out Nightmare Fuel as Potential Predator:

Does The Bible Condone Genocide?

Why claim the Bible supports genocide? It does not, as our friend Mr. Brass notes. Also, is there any basis on which an Atheist can morally condemn genocide? Why does anyone care what his individual opinion is exactly?

Check out Mr. Brass’s channel here!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZLK…

Red Pill Religion Max & SJ Thomason on Atheist Encounters

Professor Thomason talks about her encounters with the Skeptic/Atheist Mafia, just trying to reason with Atheists.

Links:
See Bishop Robert Barron on how people misread the beautiful book of Genesis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVsbV…

Professor John Lennox on how Lawrence Krauss is unintentionally funny:

Five Things the Shills Don’t Want You To Know

#Atheist History On Social Media with Brett Keane and Max Kolbe

Brett Keane was one of the original Atheist YouTubers, and is now one of the most slandered and harassed figures in all of Atheism because he is a heretic who abandoned the fold and came to believe in God again. He has amazing stories to tell, and here are just a few. (A classic interview. Where is Brett these days?)

Red Pill Religion: Max & Asadullah of Andalusion Project

Asadullah Ali Al-Andalusi is a writer, YouTuber, and Muslim. He’s also a former Eastern Orthodox Christian. Join him as he talks with Max about religion in the Secularized world, his dealings with the Godless, and more.

Links:

Andalusion Project on the web:
Home

Andalusion Project on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqYA…

Atheists and the Facade of Respectful Dialogue:

Red Pill Religion: 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Teach Religion to Your Child

The Atheist Experience makes it clear that for him, Atheism isn’t about a lack of belief. It’s about his belief that he knows how to teach our children better, and he will indoctrinate them with his beliefs whether we like it or not.

His video:

Links:
The Atheist Voice has five stupid reasons not to teach religion to your child. Here are better reasons:

Do not teach religion to your child, so that:

1: He can be proud of his complete ignorance of what other people believe and think.

2: He can come off like a massive know-it-all elitist in all his daily affairs.

3: He can avoid making any serious friends with the vast bulk of humanity.

4: He can lose business and job and friendship and romantic opportunities on an almost daily basis without even knowing it!

5: He can completely seal himself off from facts, thoughts, and ideas that threaten his ego.

Red Pill Religion: Why Godlessness Poisons Everything

Atheism leads to ugly art, ugly architecture, poetry that does not scan nor rhyme, music without harmony or melody, paintings that look like deranged inkblots, and, most of all, boring, negative, preachy, smug, terrible novels and short stories. Why is this?

Links:
Sci Fi Wright:
http://www.scifiwright.com/

L. Jagi Lamplighter (Mrs. Wright):
http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/

The Conflict Between Max Kolbe and Some Anti theists

Max has had some heated conflicts with members of the Atheist/Skeptic/Rationalist community. Yet as he’s been trying to get nicer, attacks grow stronger. Perhaps it’s time for everybody to cool out and understand each other better. Orthodox Defender gives his take on the conflict, and seems reasonable to us!

Check out Orthodox Defender’s channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc-s…