Freedom is inexplicable within the framework of materialism

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Parent debateThis argument is used in the debate Does God exist?.
Argument forThis argument is a “pro” argument in the debate Does God exist?.
Argument againstThis argument is an objection to Human freedom contradicts the existence of a god.
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In the materialist framework, all beings are mechanically determined by the biological and social forces that act upon them. Free will means that the individual can extricate himself from these forces and make choices sui generis, stemming from an indeterminate and free consciousness. This is nonsense in a materialistic world, and proves the existence of a spirit beyond matter, or even of a God who created this spirit.



Arguments forJustifications

  • Argument forIf we bet that freedom exists, we must bet on God.

Arguments againstObjections

  • Argument againstMan is determined
  • Argument againstSartre's existentialists believe in freedom and deny the existence of God
  • Argument againstIf God is omniscient, creation and freedom are useless
  • Argument againstHuman freedom" as we observe it can perfectly well be seen as the result of biological and social forces alone.

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