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  • What if we didn't have it?

    Without free will, there would be no rebellion and there would be no morality either. Decisions are generally made on the basis of avoiding harm or promoting benefit, and rebellion is no exception. When people see evil or inefficiency, then they will want to try and fix it, and when they imagine something new and good, they want to bring it. If there is no free will, then all actions would be without reason, and thus without realization of the consequences. With free will but without rebellion, then a system that doesn't work well enough holds everybody back. If the crapshoot of how things work out doesn't favor anybody, they should have a shot at changing it.
    While there are some sorts who are just contrarian, rebellion is a sign that the free-willed are unhappy and are willing to fix what they view as injustice.

  • What if we didn't have it?

    Without free will, there would be no rebellion and there would be no morality either. Decisions are generally made on the basis of avoiding harm or promoting benefit, and rebellion is no exception. When people see evil or inefficiency, then they will want to try and fix it, and when they imagine something new and good, they want to bring it. If there is no free will, then all actions would be without reason, and thus without realization of the consequences. With free will but without rebellion, then a system that doesn't work well enough holds everybody back. If the crapshoot of how things work out doesn't favor anybody, they should have a shot at changing it.
    While there are some sorts who are just contrarian, rebellion is a sign that the free-willed are unhappy and are willing to fix what they view as injustice.

  • Adam and Eve did it for a reason... Didn't they?

    It's common human nature for man to rebel, and we see this in the significant example demonstrated by Adam and Eve (peace and blessings be upon them). Just as they disobeyed their Creator out of rebellion, we've seen man revolt time and time again in history. Now, I'm not saying it's always OK to rebel - only when laws or rules that deal with personal rights, values, and freedoms are questioned and/or analyzed, and STILL prove to be unjust should a people rebel. In most countries today, there are not many laws that are unjust, but the reason for that is because there was a time where people DID rebel against unfair laws to achieve such prosperity.

  • Rebellion is our moral right

    It is within our rights to use force to regain our freedom if we have been wrongfully deprived of it. John Locke said that rebellion is one of the natural rights of man and that is dignified for people to revolt against oppression. And not just armed uprising, but also rebelling against ideals.

  • I'm going to say no sometimes

    It is in some circumstances, but if you rebel against everything then it's more of attitude adjustments. Rebellion to a certain extent is okay. If some one goes overboard then it's bad. The really dumb thing people trying to rebel against unnecessary things. If you need to make a point then rebellion is okay. Yeah I get it you have to rebel against certain things. It's like saying is killing terrorists justified?


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yetifivepecks says2014-05-07T16:21:28.727
Context, context context. It is justified at times, and not justified at others. It all depends on context.