To put it bluntly, if we lived in a universe where all things were decided by God, and “free will” were nothing but a polite lie, then the universe would be nothing but masturbatory exercises of the Almighty, pre-scripted and acted out by the well-trained monkey people led about by “God’s Will”. I choose to not accept this possibility, since the universe would then have no purpose that could possibly interest me.

Marc Carlson (contemp.) American librarian, historian
Belief-L (8 Jan. 1999)
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