Re: free will- a religious concept?
existential potential wrote:
the concept of free will originates from the Bible right? I just want to be sure because so many people reject the Christian God and for that matter any God, yet they cling to the bits they like, one of those bits being free will.
I seriously doubt the concept originated with the Bible. If it had the concept wouldn't have been likely to also appear in Hindu and Buddhist theology.
But your question here is a bit...."off". There are several concepts of free will to begin with and you seem to only be focused on theological
determinism. That ignores the concepts of causal, biological and logical determinism (all of which have nothing to do with theology at all.).
Which concept of free will came first and where each originated is totally up in the air.