7 Sep 2007

I AM so sorry, no really..., I REALLY am sorry!


I am still here, fasting away like fury trying to shift the pounds....

I know I am VERY late with the update for the weight loss challenge (if anyone was interested) - usual excuses, blah, blah! It will be done tonight!

Until then, have a think about this...

Since my acts are caused by my choices and my choices caused by my beliefs and desires and my beliefs and desires are not in my direct control, how can it be that my acts are free?

Question - courtesy Show Me The Argument.

Loads of other stuff to talk about - check back tonight if you like or if you have some mind blowing, earth shattering, epoch making observation based on the question above, drop me a line.

7 comments:

IWBO said...

"Since my acts are caused by my choices and my choices caused by my beliefs and desires and my beliefs and desires are not in my direct control, how can it be that my acts are free?"

The inconsistency comes down to whether you believe your beliefs and desires are under your direct control. Beliefs certainly are: it's a conscious decision whether or not you believe in god, witches, magic or Father Christmas. Desires come from within to, and to a certain level are under your control. Even though they originate from the subconscious, you can usually analyse why you want to follow them and make a conscious decision about whether or not you do.

While I might desire to eat the fattening foods on offer because I know they'll taste nice, it's unlimately my conscious decision as to wether or not I do.

Therefore, I submit that your beliefs and desires, and how you choose to act up on them, are entirely under your control and your actions are free and entirely your own responsibility.

Anonymous Boxer said...

Still out here cheering you on - sure and steady, FB.

fatboyfat said...

Don't sweat it fella. You run the blog, not the other way round.

Laura N said...

Yep, no problemo. It's just nice to know you're out there plugging away. Sorry I didn't get a weight in to you back on 9/3... it was our "Labor Day" and I was off work and didn't open my email. I'll be sure to enter the October contest! Hope you are doing well.

Prevent Caries said...

I noticed this week that I have been doing this a lot and I have been having stomach aches and bloating. Is this due to this behavior? Also, can I gain weight from this?Is it normal for my cheeks to get swollen too?

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