Christian and Naturalist Discuss Free Will


Thomistic Bent

Christian and Naturalist discuss free will. For the benefit of newcomers, the kalam cosmological argument goes like this:

1. What begins to exist has a cause.
2. The universe has a beginning.
3. The universe has a cause.

N: I’ve heard you say that you believe the Kalam argument, which starts by saying everything that begins to exist has a cause.
C: Yes, this is true.
N: But if everything that begins to exist has a cause, the human will must have a cause.
C: Yes, it does. The person causes the will.
N: But what caused the person to move the will?
C: The person moved his own will.
N: Ha! See, you invented a cause out of thin air. The Kalam is refuted.
C: I just told you: the person moved his will.
N: But what caused the person to move his will?
C: I just told you,

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