Alex I really would like to stress that your view is quite dangerous
I will give you an example from my own life
I was a cocaine addict for quite a while, then I read the four noble truths
Now I had a choice when I read them, continue shoving shit up my nose or practice
The view your expound would have me snorting my nose away, since my past experience and conditioning was cocaine = good (think pavlov's dog)
However there was a choice to go against that and choose a different path (which was f*** hard btw
But in your teaching I would be determined to coke and not Buddhadhamma
WWhy should I try to change if all is determined, I mean what the heck there is no morals (morals depend on choice) or no hope and everything gets worked out in the end anyway, right?