Lying To Yourself

A rationalist might come to the conclusion that free will is an illusion, then go into a funk. He might then decide this way of viewing the universe, though true, was unpleasant. He might decide to act as if there were true free will. Like a Christian, he would deceive himself, however, I think if you asked him what he thought was true, he would say that free will was an illusion. He would not lie to others like a Christian.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)