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Existence of an omniscient or omnipotent God denies Humans free will
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 22nd, 2004 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Free Will

When I make a choice, either my mental process has causes or it doesn't. If it has causes then I don't have free will. If it doesn't have causes then it is random. I know which I prefer to believe. Ibso factum anus penis (as Andy Valdar once said).
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 7th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Free Will

Right on. All things have causes. We many times can not say or are unaware of what the causes are but that doesn't mean there are none. Even if I set out to try to do a chain of random events such as get in my car and each time I come to an intersection turn either right or left as the mood strikes me doesn't work either since each time we "choose" right or left there is a reason for our "decision". The fact that we do not know the reason matters not but we may turn right at one intersection because we turned left at the last two and thought we had better go left this time so not to always turn left. There is no getting around it. Sometimes we may base a decision on the sub-concious thought that we liked our red tricycle that we had as a child or whatever.
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