What is Beautiful about Determinism?

I don’t think justice is easily realised if we ‘blame’ people for things.

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The beauty of determinism is hidden in the tragedy and injustice of freewill.

I don’t believe in freewill (but I do believe it is one word). More importantly than that, I don’t see ‘no freewill’ (“determinism”) as a miserable or stale thing. The implicit assumption (and explicit in the full question asked: “God gave us free will and that is beautiful.  What is beautiful about determinism, or compatibilism?  How will you present your case in a favorable light?  Even if free will is illusory, it is still more beautiful, and thus more comforting.  Why take that from people?”) is that without freewill life is somehow stagnant.

I disagree. Once you are on a rollercoaster, it is exciting. That is true even though you have no say in the direction or speed. The thing you enjoy is the experience, and lacking that choice diminishes no experience. And no matter how much…

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