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If God is omniscient is free will an illusion?

I'm agnostic but interested in the truth so I do a lot of thinking and research on philosophy and religious issues in order to keep an open mind. It occurred to me when I was thinking one day that if God exists and he already knows everything I'm ever going to do then every decision I'm ever going to make has effectively already been made. This would mean that there is no such thing as free will. Since free will is a necessary ingredient for sin to be meaningful this has some pretty astounding implications. Thoughts?

Topics: religion

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    Feb 1 2013: God is omniscient and free will is not an illusion but a reality. The path of virtue and the path of sin are clearly laid out, and it is now up to me to take which ever path I think is right. Adam was told to enjoy his Paradise with Eve, but not to partake of the 'forbidden tree' Adam used his free will and we all know the result - here for centuries we are arguing and justifying :))
    • Feb 1 2013: You are simply asserting that free will is real without providing evidence or a line of reasoning that supports your claim. If you disagree with my line of reasoning then you must provide one of your own that disproves mine. Nevertheless, I appreciate your participation.

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