Can there be free will in a world where pre-destiny exists?
So my wife and I were discussing this and I thought I would pose it here to get a wider set of responses.
Imagine a world where everything was pre-destined (I happen to subscribe to this. Things have happened to me that led me to believe this.)
Every day, I have choices and make them. I believe that no matter what choice I end up making, it was pre-destined to be that way. So to me, I still retain free will.
My wife disagrees and says that they are mutually exclusive. Either you have free will, or things are pre-destined.
Does anyone have any opinions on this?
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