Weekly Newsletter - July 30, 2015
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman
  2. Thoughts on Free Will, part 4
  3. Activist Feedback

1. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

Lust, Murder, Lacking Love

2. Thoughts on Free Will, part 4

Last week I argued that the materialistic theory of decision-making – that we don’t have control over the factors that lead to decisions – suggests that we don’t have free will. A problem with this argument is that it is circular.

If we assert that forces over which we have no control – such as our inherited predilections, our past experiences, and our cultural biases – dictate how we make decisions, then it logically follows that we don’t have free will. The conclusion derives from the premise, and that’s a circular argument. The important question is whether some other factors over which we might have control have roles in our decisions.

Some people assert that humans have a “soul” that, among other things, gives us agency, i.e., gives us the capability to make individual decisions with free will. I will consider this theory next week.

Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.

3. Activist Feedback

Over the weekend of July 25-26, activist Star Sevadar distributed 1300 CVA booklets around Los Angeles, CA. Great work, Star!

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