Definition Essay - Defining Freedom

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Definition Essay – Defining Freedom

Is it possible to define freedom? To define freedom is more than a difficult task, but perhaps easier than one might imagine if not overanalyzed. Given ample time to consider the task, however, a simple, sufficient definition can present itself: freedom is the ability to choose, for any creature living life in any place in any time. There is no greater truth to the statement, and no underlying meanings; freedom is simply the ability to choose.

So one might ask, "If this ability to choose applies to all creatures in all places in all times, why can freedom only be defined in the context of the specific creature whose definition of freedom is concerned?" That is simple. Freedom is
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A supernatural being (I'll refer to the Christian "God") could have created the universe in which we live, or it could have been constructed by chance. Neither view can be proven, and neither can prove the other wrong, and there is no law saying that a combination of the two cannot be the reason for our existence. If God is our omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent creator, the question becomes not who or what we came from, but where He came from. Divine creation may offer some answers, but it is not an explanation. There are no observable effects that distinguish its product from a "naturally" originated universe. Not only is it unobservable and incomprehensible, but it is also supposed to be performed by an entity whose own origin simply reintroduces the mystery that it was his function to eliminate. Thus the arguments of origin are infinitely looped and predestined to be inconclusive. Instead of looking that direction, I would suggest that life is very scientific and spiritual, and therefore any and all interpretations of origin should comply with such a simple definition for freedom. This leads back to the question, "what is this ability to choose derived from?" Well, as I stated previously, freedom can only be identified and defined within the contexts of each life form to be considered, so perhaps freedom is derived from the limits of each
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