posted on Jun, 6 2014 @ 05:03 AM
This is a very interesting question. I took a philosophy of religion class back when I was in college, and this is one of the topics we discussed.
The philosopher, Boethius, said that if there was an omniscient force, it would have to comprehend our future as it's own present. It wouldn't know
the outcome of future events any more than we would. In this case, it would not be controlling our free will, but would instead be watching. Almost
like watching a television show, while simultaneously existing eternally out of time. There's a part from the story, "The Consolation Of
Philosophy," that we had to read, and there's actually a quote I saved on this specific topic. It says: "...you can indeed alter what you propose
to do, but, because the present truth of Providence sees that you can and whether or not you will, you cannot frustrate the divine knowledge any more
than you can escape the eye of someone who is present and watching you, even though you may, by your free will, vary your actions".
Imagine watching an ant crawl around in an ant farm. You can't control what he does, but as he decides to go down one tunnel or the other, you
understand the route he decides to go down in your own "in the moment" awareness. This is because you are essentially living "out of time" in
regards to the ant. Same idea in an extremely condensed nutshell.