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Vexen Crabtree 2015


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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

Problems with Heaven

Problems with Heaven: Free Will and Evil

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hi Vexen

From reading some of your comments i figured you had a deterministic view. Then i saw one of your pages was about determinism, i didnt have time to read it. is it sociobiological determinism, similar to Freud's? Have you read any Jung or any Carl Rodgers?

They give a slightly more hopeful view of personality and life in general, basically saying that people have a natural tendency to become something better than what they are. Its a lighter point of view.

Well I'm a sociologist, and have studied sociobiological determinism. It is generally held as only half the truth about human nature; the other half are internal factors that many put down to free will, personality, etc, and not purely externally caused affects.

However I personally believe that even the "other half" of humanity, aside from social causes & biological causes, are inherently determined.

Therefore I am a traditional, complete determinist. But within that framework, I view life as positive, amazing, wonderful, etc, as I am still a subjective human being living life the same as everyone else.

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