Originally Posted by onething
i like mark's point about the collective consciousness and hope he is correct.
however, here's my take on the free will issue. i do not think that shutting down nukes is a violation of free will. those controlling the nukes are still free to order them launched even if the missiles refuse to respond.
if you climb into your car, turn the key and the car refuses to start, is that a violation of your free will? if it turns out that the car refuses to start because someone swiped the battery, i would consider that a catalyst for learn/teaching rather than a violation of free will. one might assume that it's appropriate for higher intelligences to act as catalysts for learn/teaching and that to do so, is not a violation of free will.
at least, that's how i would interpret the powering down of nukes. it's a catalyst for those folks who consider themselves so powerful that they can order the destruction of entire cities. <smile>
If you are alive, you cannot avoid making choices. If you say, "I refuse to choose," you just made a choice. -- DFS --
To assign blame is to give away one's power as a co-creator. - DFS -
Freedom of will of awareness means there are no true accidents, disasters or injustices. There are no victims, only volunteers. - DFS -