The Forces of Nature Are Functionally "God" to Us
All of our actions are just consequences of a probabilistic system that determines our every decision before we make it. No matter what we choose to believe and how we choose to act, the reason we made those choices is because the deterministic nature of the universe crunched the numbers and determined our choice for us. The only question is: Is it intelligent or not?
The only answer to that? That doesn't matter in the slightest. The Zen interpretation of Karma is pretty spot on. All our actions are both causes and effects simultaneously, so really everything we do is just the effect of past events acting on us via the forces of the universe. Our subjectives selves are still making our subjective choices, and our subjective choices are pieces of the system. Those choices are still determined by biochemical processes dictated by the forces of the universe, so the idea that we're the ones deciding is an illusion. No matter what, you're just doing what the Universe told you to do.
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