Free Will Essay

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Is the problem of free will really a problem at all? Some may take comfort in knowing that all their choices are of their own free will, and others may take comfort in knowing that everything is predetermined. The avenues we could go down in which to analyze the problem of free will are endless; I’m going to touch base on just a few key points. One point of view is that physics controls outcomes in your life. Another point of view possibility is that you have complete control. Is our free will really ours or are we not free from our selves to chose? And lastly I’m going take a look into what Christianity says of free will. Free will is something that is discussed by more then just philosophers, its also debated in religions and …show more content…
Because there are so many religions and so many of them resemble each other so closely it would take way to long and maybe a little redundant in some parts to try to explore all of them. I will use Christianity as a general idea of religion. Myself having grown up in a Christian family, was always told that God knows all, he knows every hair on your head, that he knows every move that you have made and are going to make before you even make that move. There are many verses in the bible that speak of Gods omnipotence one of which says, “ 1 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. 2 You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. 3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. 4 You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.” (Psalm 139:1-4). For some that might be unsettling, if everything is already known and “set in stone” so to say, then what is the point, what is the point in life? Well to me the point is, that I don’t know what will come next, or always know what the out come will be, for me its not unsettling that God knows my predetermined choice, be it a write or wrong choice before I have even made it. The bible also says, “ 9 Everything I prophesied has come true, and now I will prophesy again. I will tell you the future before it happens.” (Isaiah 42: 9). Just because God know all about me and my choices …show more content…
If you think about it, Even if there is a some great revelation some day that we have or have not free will, will that change the way we live life, the choices that we make and the way those choices effect our lives or even the world for that matter. I think not, though free will is a topic of great debate among philosopher, theists and physicists, and really any one with the mind enough to question free will. Haven’t we already proven that there really is no absolute free will with newton’s third law, cause and effect plays a part in everything in our lives and the world, also collectively affecting everyone eventually in some way or another? Scripture says that god knows all there for making all your choices predetermined by choices made in the past. So no matter what choice you make, be it right, wrong, good or bad, God all ready knows that choice and the outcome over events. And lastly by just a clear thought process of what free will really means. That noting and no one can have any affect on our choices, while the idea of free will sound great, we are not even free from ourselves to make choices with no outside

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