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Subject Topic: The So-Called Freedom of Choice
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mary
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Posted: Mar-24-11 at 3:17pm | IP Logged  

Many Americans believe they understand freedom because they live in a society built upon freedom of choice. And we often suppose a longer list of items on the menu amounts to freedom. And yet, for all our available choices we still cannot find the one thing we want. The multitude of choices before us often leaves us hanging in fear because we might pick the wrong one. I see it not only with big decisions but also when faced with microscopic details. Such is the irony of the fleshly idea of freedom. It is only when we see this world according to real life that freedom is recognized apart from circumstance or choice. :)

    Jim,

       I wanted to ask you this question on your blog, but had a bit of a hard time posting it -could be me:)   My question is, is this because our true freedom is realized in the realm of Christ?



      

Mary
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the shovel
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Posted: Mar-24-11 at 4:24pm | IP Logged  

Hello dear Mary!

Actually, you successfully entered your question on the shovel site, but since you posted as a guest I have to first find it and approve it (which I just did). Simply stated, yes! this is the only realm in which true freedom can be found. :)

Love, Jim


      

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mary
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   Thank you, Jim.


      

Mary
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Dave S
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mary wrote:

Many Americans believe they understand freedom because they live in a society built upon freedom of choice. And we often suppose a longer list of items on the menu amounts to freedom. And yet, for all our available choices we still cannot find the one thing we want. The multitude of choices before us often leaves us hanging in fear because we might pick the wrong one. I see it not only with big decisions but also when faced with microscopic details. Such is the irony of the fleshly idea of freedom. It is only when we see this world according to real life that freedom is recognized apart from circumstance or choice. :)

    Jim,

       I wanted to ask you this question on your blog, but had a bit of a hard time posting it -could be me:)   My question is, is this because our true freedom is realized in the realm of Christ?

 

 

Fantastic observations Mary, about the menu.  Now, with God as their waiter, how can they not succeed.

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the shovel
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Posted: Mar-25-11 at 7:45pm | IP Logged  

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Fantastic observations Mary, about the menu.  Now, with God as their waiter, how can they not succeed.


oooooo ... what a commentary that is!! LOL

      

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HarryTick
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Posted: Mar-29-11 at 8:25pm | IP Logged  

The second Matrix movie was all about the illusion of choice
and the control such an illusion creates. While some of the CGI
special effects got a little corny, I enjoyed the philosophical
undertone in the dialogue

      

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Bill
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