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Jtube: The Adjustment Bureau

Jtube: The Adjustment Bureau

Do we just have the "appearance" of free will?

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Published: July 9, 2011

Do we just have the "appearance" of free will?

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Visitor Comments: 11

(8) Michael, August 17, 2011 4:15 AM

Encapsulates or not?

Free will- was in my opinion displayed quite well by the movie. Not in the Torah way of course, but drives home the importance of it above all. There is a plan, we can choose! In the movie, they seem to give credence to possibility of mistake and the need for agents to adjust it. In the Torah way the plan is infinite, all decisions are planned for whichever way we choose. As I see it....please critique.

(7) John, July 14, 2011 12:16 PM

How could you know?

Until HaShem answers the question we will have to try to follow the Torah with what we believe is our free will.

(6) jacob, July 12, 2011 4:35 PM

SINCHRONICITY

THERE IS NO RANDOMNESS AT ALL ,,,IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM THE TIME AND SPACE IS AN ILUSION,....KAHBALLAH TEACH US THE 99% IS ILUSION THE1% IS REALITY....

(5) Antonio Perez, July 12, 2011 4:08 PM

The Big Question

Ah, the time honored question, "Free will or predestination (fate, whatever you want to call it)". It's philosophy. The real question is, "Will you chose to obey Ha Shem and His Torah or not." That's the important question. I guess that answers the question of free will or not.

(4) Jeffery Alper, July 12, 2011 2:36 PM

sounds great

I loved the movie and the premise sounds good, then we have someone else to blame if things don't turn out as "planned". Although I am "sure" that life is not like this, I mean would G-d do all of the things that we "know" happened in "real" life?

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