Some weeks ago I developed an argument showing that not all Christians have the free will they say God has given them, especially when it comes to choosing whether to follow God.
I don’t think I put the argument in a blog post at the time, but I’d like to share it now. I think it speaks for itself, so I won’t comment further. If you spot something terribly wrong about it, let me know.
- A person’s ability to make decisions is restricted or distorted if she is not aware of all the relevant facts.
- A person cannot exercise her free will if her ability to make decisions is restricted or distorted.
- Therefore, the exercise of free will requires knowledge of all the relevant facts.
- Christians disagree about the relevant facts of their religion.
- Therefore some, if not all, Christians, hold at least one incorrect belief about the facts of their religion.
- If some Christians hold an incorrect belief about their religion, then they are not aware of all the relevant facts.
- If these Christians are not aware of all the relevant facts then, according to Part 1, they cannot exercise their free will.