Also if we’re the product of something that’s all knowing then I can’t see how free will exists because it knows everything that’s in the past past, present and future when it created you.
it depends who you talk to but not all religious see the “big thing in the sky” as omniscient.
mostly it’s omnipotent.
and omniscient can also be viewed with a layer of time added to it. for example : i know everything as of this point in time. but i lack knowledge of the future, only the past and present. but they learn of the “future” as it happens. so they are still omniscient, just not, future seeing.
another example of this is Buddhism, achieving nirvana is to become omniscient. you know everything and thus obtain a higher state of being. you live in every moment all at once. and exist outside of time. (hence why we don’t see enlightened people walking around everywhere, it’s because they exist outside of time)
in both these instances, TIME plays a factor in maintaining free will. if we did not have “time” then it can be surmised that we would not have free will because all of our decisions choices, etc etc would be played out instantly for both ourselves and everybody else to know so we’d be “born” as it were knowing the outcome already.
a good movie that kind of covers this subject a little bit and what would happen if we were able to see our future choices, plan them out and then choose the correct one for us would be “Mr. Nobody”
it follows the story of the last old man on earth “mr. Nobody” (science having evolved to the point where everybody is esentially immortal due to transplants,) mr. nobody is close to death, and a news paper wants to do a story about his life, so he starts telling the story of his life. except it’s actually about 20 different stories based on the key choices he makes in his life. like in one scene he needs to choose between going with his father, or going with his mother, or going off on his own when they divorce (he’s like 10 at the time ) it’s a very very good movie to watch if you’re interested about free will and how time, or lack there of, plays a factor in our free will.