A Worthy Question
We will have to enter the “world of the potential”, that the future may provide, to develop this question. To put it in rather crude terms, some may want to call it a scenario based on science fiction. Whatever it is, I believe that the proposal I have in mind is worthy of a sincere question and answer.
In the next 50 to 100 years it may not be unreasonable to envision a universally accredited institute that has the resources to examine EVERY aspect of a persons “being”. The person’s heritage (in the most minute detail), the person’s individual DNA, all aspects of the person’s present circumstances could be investigated to the infinite degree. In other words, anything and everything that could be known about the person could be determined. Of course, this information would be kept as secure as the privacy limits of the day could provide.
With this level of information, the institute could provide a complete proposal to live by that would result in the most fulfilling “life experience” that a person could possibly obtain. If a person were interested in this opportunity how would they go about pursuing it?
First of all, since the program required substantial levels of resources and a dedicated effort on behalf of the institute, it simply could not be readily available to any one and every one. There had to be a judgment made on the effectiveness of the persons contribution to society as a result of the program.
The cost would be the nest consideration. Only the “rich” could be able to afford it. But, since the program would have such positive implications for the overall social fabric there would be grants made available to qualified petitioners.
The next step, and by far the most profound, would be the commitment. If a person were accepted, the decision to enter the program would be IRREVERSIBLE. Once embarked upon, the entire direction of the person’s life would be controlled by the institute. The institute would have its ways to insure the recipients’ cooperation once the agreement is made. But don’t forget, in this illusionary potential world, it would be a FACT that the person would be living the most fulfilling “life experience” that that person could possibly obtain by the decision that was made.
The question is, would you be willing to give up, what is commonly called “free will” or “free moral agency”, to enter the program and live a superbly accomplished life?
You may ask, how does this subject relate to the context of “Evidence of Truth”? I would like to submit the following.
Joh 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
Joh 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
Luk 22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.