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Free Will Conscience and Hard Determinism We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability King p 160 Robert Blatchford would argue differently about this statement because he would say that progress is pre-determined As he would say progress will happen only if it is meant to happen Are things in life such as progress inevitable or are they based upon decisions we make of our own free will Do we as individuals possess free will or are the events in our lives bound to happen Are the events and actions of our lives pre-determined or do we have the ability to change the course of events as we deem necessary I believe that the decisions that we make for the future will be made of our own free will to choose Although heredity and environment have a constant presence in our lives we are as individuals ultimately responsible for our own actionsHard Determinism holds that every event has a cause but regardless of this fact it has nothing to do with free will Human beings should never be held responsible from a moral point of view because a human being cannot possibly do anything different from what they already do They cant possibly be held accountable for these actions either because they are doing only what they are capable of doing Blatchford would hold all of these principles to be true however Martin Luther King Jr would strongly disagree Although Blatchford never argued that a person makes choices he did argue that they were freely making those choices King wrote about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Calvarys Hill in which he said on Calvarys Hill three men were crucified Two were extremists for immorality and thusly fell below their environment The other Jesus Christ was an extremist for love truth and goodness and thereby rose above his environment King p 161 Blatchford would argue that there is
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