How is there such a thing as free will if I did not choose to come into existence? I did not choose my parents, birth time, location of birth, my physical appearance etc. Even all the choices that I think I make are all based on available resources and information at a given time. Even religion appears predestined, based on time, place and circumstance. So could someone please explain what it means to have a free will.
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Just because God knows what you're going to do doesn't make predetermined for you. He just knows which "choices" you're going to make. :)
As the Christians love to point out you have the choice to follow God or go to hell. It's still a choice!:)
If God already knows what I will do, God is the all-powerful creator, God would have created the situation and already know the results of everything. to do. This looks more like the illusion of free will.
Have you observed someone driving in the lane next to you going really fast and you can see they'll hit the car ahead of them at that pace. You (know) they're going cut into your lane & they do. As the observer/God did you alter their free will?
Hi Dashing Scorpio,
Thanks for the response. No I cannot alter anyone's will. I have am not all powerful, "all knowing" and "all present". My thoughts are All means All. If God is All-powerful, then the game is over. What God wants to happen will.
Darrell, According to religious teachings God only gets involved if we (ask) him to. Otherwise he's more like an "observer" as described in the car analogy. I've been told we have to ask God for his help or guidance! Some people pray everyday.