[Avodah] ad hayom hazeh
JRich at Segalco.com
Thu Nov 19 22:33:41 PST 2020
> Does the latter interpretation mean that some avenues of free will
> are foreclosed? According to the former, why bother telling us?
Let me give a mashal from Widen Your Tent sec. 2.5 (I agree with the
author on this point):
When you drop a drop of ink into a cup of water, the ink spirals
around in some chaotic pattern and eventually diffuses until the
entire liquid is a uniform light blue. Even though each time you
repeat the experiment the dance and spiral are different, something
about the process in general is predictable. If you had different
snapshots of the sequence that were significantly far enough apart
in time, you could place them in historical order. Entropy always
increases until it reaches the maximum. The system runs a certain way,
Yes, but theoretically if each individual made decisions that in total did not get to the desired end state, doesn't this imply that HKBH would have to limit someone's bechira to reach the end state?
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