Free will does exist in my opinion. We have free will to believe (or Hope) that a God exists or doesn’t exist. Nobody can prove that there is or isn’t.... It is important to stress though that if one is prepared to venture that there is a God, belief alone is still of no use to you at all. It doesn’t matter if you believe in God if the Devil believes in God as well. It is my reasoning that if there are rules of nature then I think it is reasonable to assume that there are rules associated the mind as well.It is these rules of the mind that are the key in my opinion. Just having a belief or not in God only.....is a “red herring”.
It is my view that man has no idea of the perils of free will. Man will bring himself to the conclusion that rules are required for society to survive as long as he gets to make the rules and to also change the rules as he so wishes to suit himself. That‘s man....It is my understanding that God doesn’t operate by such principles. It would appear that there may be rules of the mind which don’t change and we have to keep them perfectly which we can’t do and so we are in big trouble ultimately. We are dealing with perfection or imperfection here not nearly perfection or nearly imperfection. We can’t change the rules of nature so why would we think that we can change the rules of the mind?
If one has an accusation against God one needs to be clear as to what the accusation is. Is one accusing him of taking his restraining hand off the Devil who is responsible for all atrocities throughout history or is one accusing God of the atrocities?