Free anything never mind free will

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    PopeBeanie
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    Remember times when it’s been really hard to make a decision between two or three alternatives? I remember frustration, and wishing there were some easy way to prioritize a criterion that would make the decision easy, or often I’d be informed later by new information that made the decision easier.

    Where’s the “free will” in that moment of indecision? Maybe it depends more on on how soon you have to make the decision. In any case, the irony here is that when the decision was easy, it was most probably because the preferred list of choices diminished.

    Notice I’m not saying anything definite or definitive about free will, above. My question, in consideration of the above scenario of indecisiveness is this: If you really had what you could confidently define as “free will”, how would that change the above scenario?

    (Likewise or contrarily depending on your point of view, even if you’re a Christian who believes you’ve been given free will, aren’t you still often faced with a dilemma of never being sure of “what God wants”?)

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    DrBob
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    if you’re a Christian who believes you’ve been given free will, aren’t you still often faced with a dilemma of never being sure of “what God wants”?

    Yes.

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    McSkeptic
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    Screw free will — free donuts get my attention.

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