Originally Posted by Zerbie
We can choose to re-program ourselves, and that is the ultimate in 'free will.'
I agree. But many people have been programmed so "rottenly" for so long that it is nearly impossible to change. Their free will is severely limited because their brains have been programmed one way for their entire lives.
Think about Fred Phelps. Do you think he will ever say to himself, "Maybe I need to re-examine my position on gay rights. Maybe my thinking is flawed about homosexuality and equality for gay people is actually a good idea."
I don't think so. I think even if we gave Fred Phelps thousands of reasons why equality for LGBT people is completely rational, he will go to his grave saying, "God hates fags!"