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Thought experiment on free will...

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posted on May, 6 2016 @ 06:23 PM
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Disclaimer: Kindly forgive me if this has been posted before. I would probably be a very old man if I took the time to read through every thread here on ATS before posting something.
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If there is no free will, it would seem to imply that we are slaves. Indeed, there could be the illusion of freedom, but without free will, our thoughts, actions, and - ultimately - destinies would be predetermined and out of our control. So..God as a slavemaster?

But does having free will bode any better for the argument of an all-loving God? As it would turn out..not really. This is where omniscience comes into play.

I have often heard the parent-child analogy, but it doesn't work here. While a mother and father may have a child together and that child may grow up to be a serial rapist, there is no way to know that will happen until it does. Unlike the human scenario, however, an omniscient God would know that created person X will become a serial rapist. Is then the creation of person X not a wicked act?

I'm leaving this vague for a reason...thoughts everyone?




posted on May, 6 2016 @ 06:29 PM
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