Does everything in this reality occur because of freewill?

Those who believe in freewill and prayers: Does everything in this reality occur because of freewill? If yes, what's the point of praying? If no, when do you know which one's freewill and which one's influenced by god?

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Ajay Root
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God has unlimited free will,
and he gives us limited free will.

Purusha Rivera
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Purusha Rivera: If it is limited, it has constraints which goes against freewill. Can you define freewill?

Ajay Root 3 years

ajay A glass of water also has limits, but it is still a glass of water. The ocean also has limits, but it is still the ocean. Similarly, your free will is limited, but it is still free will. Humans have limited free will like the ocean, animals have limited free will like a glass of water. God's free will is unlimited, unlike a glass of water or even an ocean of water. His free will has absolutely no limits. God has given us the free will to change our desires, nothing more, and nothing less. God is the one who actualizes our desires.

Purusha Rivera 3 years

Purusha Rivera: Bad analogy. A glass of water by definition is a glass of water and it has a limit. In your comment you clearly differentiated between limited and limitless freewill. Plus, you haven't defined freewill yet.

Ajay Root 3 years

Ajay Root The analogy is a good one, and you have failed to prove that it wasn't a good analogy. I am not Noah Webster. If you don't know the definition of free will, then you need to stop using the phrase until you become educated on its definition. If you do know its definition, then stop asking me. Free will is by definition free will, and yours is limited. God's free will is unlimited.

Purusha Rivera 3 years

Easy - if something good happens it was gods will. If something bad happens it was free will.

Roy Phelps
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Roy Phelps: I hope that was a sarcastic answer

Ajay Root 3 years

Of course it was. But it is the answer I get when I ask religious this question.

Roy Phelps 3 years

God gives u free will & so u lead ur life as u wish.. İt was ur free will... Bt when u need some help it was god will.. At least we always need help from god.. As example we work hard as we wish bt how much we get result it depents on god wish...

Andhokarer Hankins
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Andhokarer Hankins: How do you determine when you should exercise and when you should pray instead? If you always need help from god, that by definition goes against freewill.

Ajay Root 3 years

How can u say that? I am saying about our God, not our gvmnt or office boss.. He know everything about ur life, mind, pulse & all... How can u spend a moment without his help? Ur brathe is continue by his ordar.. & he always help u bt he never spoil ur free will.. Then exercise & pray both is so important to establish ur free will..

Andhokarer Hankins 3 years

Andhokarer Hankins: Let me ask you this. If I have control over your actions, do you have absolute freedom?

Ajay Root 3 years

God has no control ovar ur freedom..

Andhokarer Hankins 3 years

Only God has a control ovar ur life..

Andhokarer Hankins 3 years
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^^ but.... God influences others to make shit happen for you!!! What about their free will?

Roy Phelps
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we humans all free will and we are responsible for all our acts
according to judaism, for example, humans have the free will to do whatever they want, but given that god is omniscient then he knows what they will choose to do. That belief was voiced by the pharisee rabbi akiva about 2000 years ago.
in christianity the problem of free will reached its climax in the middle ages, thomas aquinas (a catholic saint and philosopher) believed that everything was predestined and that god laid the paths for humans, but humans have the freewill to choose for themselves which path to take
but what about islam? Such questions about free will have been greatly discussed by an islamic philosophical school named the mutazilis (المعتزلة) which reached its zenith during the abbasid caliphate (about 150 years after the death of the prophet muhammad)
the mutzaili view of freewill is roughly the same as that of pharisees: They believed that humans created for themselves their paths and that they do have complete free will. And concerning that god created that ability to exercise free will in humans then god's will is, indirectly, also present in the world. That's why according to them god is not some sadistic deity who sets programmed robots on earth and then punishes them for what they have done: But according to that view these robots were given the programming languages and god told them to set the codes they want and then he'll judge them according to their work.
however, there's now a staunch surrounding the name of the mutazilis because when some abbasid caliphates embraced their beliefs they set up inquisition trials in which they coerced muslims scholars into embracing their beliefs or they will be punished severely otherwise (ahmad ibn hanbal - one of the founders of the main 4 schools of islamic jurisprudence, was among those heavily persecuted under such policies)
however when the influence of the mutzailis faded two schools emerged which merged between their teachings and orthodox "salafist" beliefs: The asha'ari school and the matridi school
followers of the matridi school developed a view on free will which was later adopted by thomas aquinas whose view on freewill we mentioned before.
but at the end of the day, such questions on freewill are useless, we just have to work on ourselves and do our best to be really ethical and do good as long as we're alive (whether we're muslims, christians, jews, buddhists, hindus agnostics or atheists)

Eslam Craft
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TL; DR Could you give a shorter response?

Ajay Root 3 years

to cut a long story short, the mainstream view is that god created the ability to exercise freewill inside humans without interfering in their choices but at the same he knows what they will choose for themselves because he's omniscient

Eslam Craft 3 years

for more details and a historical overview of different views on freewill in abrahamic religions you can read the comment whenever you want to

Eslam Craft 3 years

Eslam Craft: If god knows all that is about to happen that means all that is about to happen is somehow fixed. That negates freewill.

Ajay Root 3 years

because no matter how much you talk about exercising freewill, what is gonna happen is gonna happen

Ajay Root 3 years
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Free will is vital to a healthy relationship with God.

Are our children slaves?
Do we dominate their whole personality and life as parents?
Do we take all their creativity away and control every thing they think and do?

We don't if we Love them

Richard Roach
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God cannot control people? Then why pray that you get that job or get approved for a home loan? What is the point if god cannot control people?

Roy Phelps
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Free will is an illusion.

Chris Gary
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No one does anything without influence, either from their current environment or past experience.

Chris Gary
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The lack of knowledge of what is the outcome of death is a main fear factor for most people.

Soi Norris
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True !

Aurette Winn
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If we all knew what was beyond! How we view our lives would drastically change

Aurette Winn
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Not all know. Only a few.

Soi Norris
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Does God also have freewill or does he have to listen to your prayers?
Furthermore, does God have to do life reviews?
Does God have to monitor who you have sex with?
Does God have to watch your choice in clothing and speech?
Maybe God has lost interest entirely.... Can God just vanish?

Tammy Schaefer
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When did Pakistan qualify as an civilized nation...

Jignesh Lloyd
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Every thing we ask we ask after we say in his will.

Epairo Waters
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Freewill is to choose between Good and bad.

Javala Rhoades
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Free will is the freedom of choice. Concepts of good and bad, right or wrong are all relative in this world and has no relation with the freedom of choice.

Soi Norris
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That makes no sense

Richard Roach 3 years

It's the basic definition of free will.

Soi Norris 3 years

No it's not I don't know who taught you that but it was not Jesus. Good and evil exist and Our decisions matter. To say there is no good or evil is to deny free will. The choice is the purest definition Free Will.

Richard Roach 3 years

Please read correctly. To be relative doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It only means that it not an absolute.

Soi Norris 3 years

Relative to growth it is If you take it away No growth

Richard Roach 3 years
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