GOD’S DEBRIS: “God’s Free Will.”

“Does God have free will?” the Avatar asked.

“Obviously he does,” I said. It was the most confidence
I had felt so far in this conversation. “I’ll admit there’s some
ambiguity about whether human beings have free will, but
God is omnipotent. Being omnipotent means you can do
anything you want. If God didn’t have free will, he wouldn’t
be very omnipotent.”

“Indeed. And being omnipotent, God must be able to
peer into his own future, to view it in all its perfect detail.”

“Yeah, I know. You’re going to say that if he sees his
own future, then his choices are predetermined. Or, if he
can’t see the future, then he’s not omnipotent.”

“Omnipotence is trickier than it seems,” he said.

                                             — Excerpt taken from Scott Adam’s GOD’S DEBRIS.


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