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Old 08-06-2019, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Just Asking Questions View Post
I always thought atheists believed in free will. I thought it was a given. It's those religious types that didn't. Huh, learn something new every day.
Originally Posted by RitterSport View Post
Yeah, I think you have that exactly backwards. Atheist: "Why does God permit evil or allow humans to do evil?" Apologist: "Because God allows humans to have free will so that they can make their own choices about salvation" or something like that.
I agree with JAQ. As an atheist it would never occur to me to say "why does god" anything, since I don't believe in god. I believe in what I can see, and I can see that I get to make choices (i.e. free will). Other arguments in this thread about what constitutes free will make zero sense to me.