Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:19 pm
by Paidion
I can't then reach out and blame those in abusive families for not exercising their free wills to create positive environments "like I have", because I believe that influences actually manipulate our "free wills".

I have known a significant number of people who chose to live their lives contrary to their home environment. I have known people from "bad" homes turn our "good", and people from "good" homes turn out bad.

But you are correct in that, if determinism is true, then no one can be held responsible for his actions.