Free Will vs. (and) Determinism
I have been having a tireless debate with a friend about freewill and determinism. We have researched and regurgitated some of other people's arguments but it seems that our arguments never confront one another's. My description of the argument will be biased (I believe in determinism - kind of).
I believe there are four possibilities
1. we have a determined future: We have our brain, biology, environment, and they interact in a specific way. What can possible change that?
2. at some level, particles move completely randomly, so our future isn't necessarily set, not because of free will, but because of those pesky little particles.
3. God asserts his will, but with rationality: our future is set, because a rational God is destined to make the same decisions (that argument might be incomplete, but we don't care about this one anyway.
4. God acts randomly, same outcome as 2, but because of a chaotic God.
For arguments sake, we stick only to number 1 - we have a...