Soft Theological Determinism

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Free Will and Theological Determinism
... are various implications for metaphysical libertarian free will as consequent of theological determinism and its philosophical interpretation ... Strong theological determinism is not compatible with metaphysical libertarian free will, and is a form of hard theological determinism (equivalent to theological fatalism ... Hard theological determinism is similar in implication to hard determinism, although it does not invalidate compatibilist free will ...

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    Old-fashioned determinism was what we may call hard determinism. It did not shrink from such words as fatality, bondage of the will, necessitation, and the like. Nowadays, we have a soft determinism which abhors harsh words, and, repudiating fatality, necessity, and even predetermination, says that its real name is freedom; for freedom is only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom.
    William James (1842–1910)

    We are prisoners of the world’s demented sink.
    The soft enchantments of our years of innocence
    Are harvested by accredited experience
    Our fondest memories soon turn to poison
    And only oblivion remains in season.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    Do you see this egg? With this you can topple every theological theory, every church or temple in the world.
    Denis Diderot (1713–1784)