Good afternoon "Ink."<quoted text>
I don't see a double standard. There are standards and there are no standards. There are morals and there are no morals. That's where free will comes in. You can pick to live either way. Get it 'free will'?
"STO," and I got into this sort of discussion a year or two ago and, with many of its sort, it ended up rather unsatisfactorily.
If memory serves, I was the one who "threw in the towel" because I'd come to the conclusion that we were not merely asking the same questions over and over, but that we were just modifying and varying them as we went along.
As I recall, "STO" presented his argument quite well; that there could be an "omniscient" God and "Free-Will" could exist in the presence of such a being. If I'm remembering alright, he'd proposed an "omniscient" God that wasn't "omnipotent."
That is, the God he put forth could "know" everything that was going to happen, but couldn't actively intervene to manipulate events to fit with his "knowledge."
I was trying to argue that such knowledge already rendered "Free-Will" as either useless, or illusory.
What's your take on this?