The argument from free will (also called the paradox of free will, or theological fatalism) contends that omniscience and free will are incompatible, and that any conception of God that incorporates both properties is therefore inherently contradictory. The argument may focus on the incoherence of people having free will, or else God himself having free will. These arguments are deeply concerned with the implications of predestination, and often seem to echo the standard argument against free will.
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... that this can lead to a "Freewill Argument for the Nonexistence of God" on the grounds that God's omniscience is incompatible with God having freewill and that if God does not have freewill God is not a personal being ... that is logically possible to know" If omniscient is used in the first sense then the argument's applicability depends on what God chooses to know, and therefore it is not a complete argument ... In both cases the argument depends on the assumption that it is logically possible for God to know every choice that he will make in advance of making that ...
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