Freedom over Determinism

“Nature is not the final word, for nature itself was created by a being who stands outside it and who, but making us in his image, gave us the power to stand outside it. We are free. We can choose. We are not predestined by chance, fate, the stars, our darker instincts or the human genome. We can opt for freedom over determinism, justice over the power of power; we can stop at the brink of history’s endless replays and chart a different course. We cannot defeat death, but we can defeat all those forces that lead human beings to kill other, innocent human beings. We can choose life.”

Future Tense, p. 23