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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

If everything is predestined, do we have free will?

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Visitor Comments: 39

(39) moshe, June 3, 2010 7:21 PM

everything is predestined, yet we still have free will. if i were to know what u will decide that doesnt mean that u havent decided what to do. if i can look into the future and i see that u made a left turn when u left ur house- that doesnt mean that when u leave ur house u no longer have the choice of turning right. but all that has nothing to do with whats brought out in this clip. what u DO see from this clip is that theres a master plan and a reason for everything, may it be good or bad. thats the comlexity of GOD. there waas a reason y everything happened to each person ( for instance the girl who broke up) and it also fit in with how the accident took place. but whether everything is predestined and free will- they are both true.

(38) maddy, October 28, 2009 1:39 AM

I dont get what this film is trying to say?!..I would think your trying to show the posotive of believing in hashgacha but all i got out of it was negative feelings. That film just brings down my spirit!

(37) ceci, May 25, 2009 10:42 AM

the ruach

I thought the clip was a good example of how the ruach tries to guide us in our path- we can either resist or follow. If I had not torn my knee and broken my ankle riding my horse I was headed to Monterey Dance Academy in Carmel. Instead I went to Cal Poly,SLO and became what I am today. It does not mean I am not a dancer in my heart- but the expression of it is different.

(36) Linda, May 16, 2009 6:13 PM

we have several paths

we start out the day, (or not) with asking for G-od's blessing and help for the day, we expect with joy, the things He has planned for us, and in trusting Him, and His love for us, we go through our day with confidence, knowing He will put into place the events we need. some people have no thought for Him at all, they go about making their own plans, maybe a football player gets injured, and it changes his life forever, if he had pursued the career, he might have been sucked into a life of destruction, as it turned out he chose another path. (maybe there were a few to choose from) it's always the best path to bring glory to G-d. but yes we do choose

(35) angelica, April 28, 2009 2:55 PM


I have to agree with Polly, you can't live in what ifs. I believe we have density but also in that we have free will. How we react to an event,I believe is important. I do believe that GD knows what the day has in store and He's just waiting for us to ask for HIS Wisdom for the day before it starts.

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