Dean197 Wrote:
Jan 15, 2013 3:28 PM
I can't speak for all atheists of course, but my observation is that they may be more inclined to take the possibility that free will as it is normally understood doesn't exist, because of a tendency to accept what neuroscience seems to be telling us, but we argue about it fiercely among ourselves. I note that believing we have no free will leads to contradictions, so I still reject the notion. There's a strong argument to be made (and the Calvinists make it) that free will is inconsistent with Christian theology (how can there be free will when the being who made everything knows all your choices in advance?). Let's you and I enjoy our free will while the philosophers duke it out.