frrostedman wrote:Unless you fancy yourself a clairvoyant, you should admit that you just don't know what tomorrow will bring. I ask you to bear in mind that just instants before I became a believer, I was a dyed in the wool, aggressively opinionated, non-believer.
To be honest, I think Disson8or is still right.
You didn't believe, and then you believed fully, with all your heart, but this was obviously an emotional thing. There was no reason
involved. It's not as if after your experience you have anything you could supply as evidence, really.
You started to believe instantly, but this was not a logical process of events. There was no reason
to believe before, and there was no reason
to believe afterwards, because reason
is a rational thing, and what happened to you was an emotional thing based on feeling rather than any kind of logical reasoning process.
Do you agree with this?
I am not trying to lessen your experience, but I don't think it was a process of reasoning which caused you to believe, and I suspect you'll agree with me there based on your Calvinistic views. You believed not because of reason, but because you had little choice but to because something changed emotionally, or chemically, or whatever the cause of it, at least that's what you imply based on what you have told us of your conversion.
"All of our behavior can be traced to biological events about which we have no conscious knowledge: this has always suggested that free will is an illusion."
- Sam Harris