Free will is not a paradox. Free will is a function of consciousness. Consciousness has no logical explanation. You can not explain it logically.
Consciousness comes from God. This is why they say god can not be explained. Because you can not explain consciousness.
God is said to be all knowing. To be all knowing means that everything which is possible is known. Funny enough, for free will to be possible, a
requirement is that all possibilities must exist. Part of free will is obviously the ability to give away.
Do all possibilities exist? Quantum physics is hinting to yes. A basic requirement of free will is meet. If you want to understand this part
deeper, I've written a post on it before. I'll assume you've heard of flatland and other basic theories.
If you are all knowing, then it is like taking a movie film and stretching it out, and viewing the entire movie film at once. There is no time in
your movie film, it's just static. No movement, no change, no time. This is the eyes of the father.
Only when you take on a limited perception, and view the movie frame by frame do you get the illusions of time, change and movement. As each frame
goes to the next, you have then created time. In movies and programs, it's called run time. Film has no time all stretched on, but maybe an hour
and half when viewed by the frames in run time.
If reality is a single time line, as it appears to us. Then there is no free will. You are subject to whatever is played on the movie. Just as
you have no will in any movie you watch on TV. No choice, no influence, nothing. You are stuck with the movie the way it is, your only choice is to
turn it off or on.
If you understand flatland(www.youtube.com...
), then you understand what other dimensions are physically. This means instead
of a single film, there are multiple films stacked on top of each other. Each film like the one next to it, only a small change. Just as 8 is next
to 9, only a small change(1 number). The nearest stacked "films" or "dimensions" make up 4d, those stack to make up 5d and so on. The quantum
"wave" is really just the next possibilities or "film".
So what determines your path across this film are your choices. But not directly in that you can't just say you want something and have it. You
will have to move. You actually change dimensions every second, or every tick of time. It is only our perception of time that makes it appear
linear. It appears to be a single film because that is what our perception has given us. All we know is the path we have taken thus far.
We can see part of 4d now. Because we always take the nearest dimension, if you take a look at "time", then you can see 4d. Walk across the room,
instead of seeing just 1 of you, imagine you are in every place you just walked at once. That is partially seeing in 4d. To see in all of 4d, you
would have seen those, plus all the nearest possibilities you could have taken.
Right now in your future there are 2 possible dimensions. In 1 dimension you are sitting in a jail cell. In another dimension you are not. The
question is, how do you get to either of these dimensions? Choice. If you go out and rob a bank tomorrow, then you will likely find yourself in the
dimension where you are sitting in jail. If you don't, then of course you won't go into that dimension. Right now, you can go into a dimension
where you raise your right arm, or your left arm, or not at all.
If you want to get to the dimension where you are drinking something out of the fridge, then you need to find the path to the fridge and then walk the
path to the fridge. These dimensions are your choices. Your possibilities and probabilities.
You reap what you sow, or for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. If you do sow bad things, and make bad actions, then you will
get that returned to you. You will take paths into dimensions where things are not good for you and so on. Go make a bad choice and get hooked on
something like meth, see where it leads you. Most people in this world try to "fix" things by forcing their views on others, and they fail to
reailze the actions they are putting out. They think they are doing good things when they aren't. And same result from the bad choice. And we can
see where this leads. Even if you don't get the dimensions stuff, you can see where bad choices lead to bad places.
So if you want to get to better places and "dimensions", then you have to be the change you want to see.
It is all a choice. Mostly the people who make those bad decisions that lead to bad places do so out of fear.
Believe it or not is your choice, your free will.