October 04, 2005

The end of free will

I am probably the last person in the world who should advise anyone on issues of morality, but come on:

"I, like all employees, and all citizens of this city, I'm human, and I cannot regret that I came to care deeply for another person," she said. "I did not choose to feel this way, but it was a life event for me." --suspended Toronto licensing chief Pam Coburn.

I'm sorry, but if free will does not apply in the case of a middle-aged manager who hires an attractive younger married man, and then immediately thereafter starts into an office romance with him, then it doesn't apply to anyone. Open the prisons: none of them chose what happened to them, if Pam Coburn didn't. Close the churches, too, while you're at it... there is no salvation coming to automatons, either. Pathetic.

UPDATE: Toronto mayor David Miller evidently agreed, and fired her ass. Good for him.

Posted by BruceR at 03:02 PM