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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 2 2013: Then again we might look it as a stoic or Meister Eckhart. We might also think in terms of Kosmos as Marcus Aurelius would Now I have a headache as there is nothing infinite about my ego. Cna we really answer such questions in ways that would satisfy everyone?

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