Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Dallas Barrett FREE WILL(2-3)
Free will is obviously a choice, but to those fighting in wars, is it a choice? Yes, obviously in today’s society, people sign up for the military service. What if they did not sign up? Would the government start assigning the draft again? Then would it be free will? Of course not, but it would be up to the people that do not want to be apart of something to stand up for what they think is right. Free will is free. It is not something someone gives you. It is not something you buy off the shelves in a mason jar. It is not something you earn, It does not matter where you come from, if your born with diabetes, none of that matters. It is something you have to believe. It is something every single person is born with. It is the belief that you can make the choice to do anything you want to and be able to live with that decision. People look back and regret decisions. Some are hard to forget but you made them. Now you have to live with them. Nobody will hold your hand. Nobody will be there for you if you are not there for yourself.
Next, free will is key in military day-to-day operations. You do not have to pull the trigger when looking down the barrel and looking at the enemy through the scope. If one doesn’t pull the trigger, how many of his/her friends could be killed? Could he/ she be killed in the process of making that free will decision not to pull the trigger? If ones friend was killed because he/she did not pull the trigger could they live with that? All of these questions relate to one thing, Free Will. It is what you do with it that gives you the power to live your life the way you want to live it, not if it was already a predestined belief by god.