We have no will power because we lack free will.
Thanks for your comment, Lois. Would you like to have a dialogue about this?
Me? Of course I prefer having a dialogue rather than a debate: In my opinion debating, is about having a zero-sum game—one in which there are winners (often arrogant and violent ones) and losers (often feeling sad and left harbouring visions of future revenge ).
Having a dialogue, on the other hand, is about having a diplomatic conversation—one that is reason and compassion based—in which the goal is having a win-win game—in which all participants can gain some very valuable information of the kind that can help all involved have more peace of mind and prosperity in the future, and meanwhile have fun playing the game.
ABOUT REASON AND COMPASSION—which I strongly support, take a look at this quote from the ABOUT section of the CFI ...
... In aiming to foster a secular society, we do not seek to abridge the rights of believers. We vigorously object to government support of religion and the use of religious dogma to justify public policy; we do not oppose the free exercise of religion. The secular society we are building is a community of reason and compassion in which the dignity and fundamental rights of all individuals are respected.
As one who objects to having any kind of theocracy—ruled by religious leaders, gods or God—running things, I also strongly support the idea of having a secular and democratically-elected government that agrees not to, “abridge the rights of believers”.
BTW, don’t think for a moment that I am lonely in writing about the things I mention here: PHILOSOPHY, WILLPOWER, PNEUMATOLOGY AND THE LIKE. One thread, alone—one I started in a Science forum, in 2007, with a section for psychology/philosophy, now has:
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For details about this and other popular threads, send me a PM. As one who has run for public office, I also write about the political economy.