View Poll Results: Does Free Will Include the Mentally Challenged?

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Thread: Do The Mentally Challenged Have Free Will??

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    Re: Do The Mentally Challenged Have Free Will??

    Quote Originally Posted by Evenstar View Post
    Is any decision we made free of outside influences beyond our control?
    No. Does anyone have have free will?

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    Re: Do The Mentally Challenged Have Free Will??

    well then- it seems as if you have answered your own question.

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    Do The Mentally Challenged Have Free Will??

    Quote Originally Posted by Evenstar View Post
    well then- it seems as if you have answered your own question.
    Using your definition of free will. I originally stated that a choice may be more difficult to make based on external and internal circumstances beyond ones control. I still maintain that they have the ability to exercise free will in making the choice.

    I just want you to state plainly whether your definition precludes anyone from having free will.

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    Re: Do The Mentally Challenged Have Free Will??

    made sense to me

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    Re: Do The Mentally Challenged Have Free Will??

    The mentally challenged, like children, should be encouraged to make choices, it is good for their mental development and emotional health. The choices should be kept simple and the choices should be chosen by adults, for instance, "do you want to get dressed before getting on the schoolbus?" is a choice that would not cause problems for most of us, but shouldn't be offered to a 2 year old or a mentally handicapped person, because they could cause serious disruption on the schoolbus if they choose "no". but "which do you prefer, your red shirt or your blue shirt"? is an okay choice that should be offered to them. caregivers should be careful not to get so deeply into the habit of making choices for the children and mentally handicapped, tat they shortchange the children and mentally handicapped by not letting them make the choices they can handle..

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