Well, I probably didn't state that paragraph well enough, because you're misinterpreting my intent.
My intent was to point out a problem I have with determinism.
Determinism, in the most basic sense, starts with the idea of attributing causality to the laws of physics. Right?
So then, when a person who believes in determinism attributes causality to themselves, they say or think "I" did this or "I" did that, they are not following their own philosophy.
It sounds more like they do believe in free-will, since they believe in a conscious will, independent of any casual laws.
But maybe I misinterpret.....