I think religious people consider free will to be the ability to take actions without those actions being impeded by god.
PeterMcDermott: This is possibly because those who adhere to such a version of Christian faith have a tendency to appear as people on a quest for personal knowledge, as opposed to insisting that divine revelations have given them the right to tell me how I should lead *my* life.
1) God has the authority to perform any act he desires.
2) God responds to prayer by working miracles in this world.
3) The Bible is the word of God and should be taken as God's direct message to the world.
4) Jesus was divine, the son of God.
Go anywhere in this country -- not on a MetaFilter thread, in the country -- and find people who describe themselves as "Christian." Give me a number. Your best guess: What percentage would deny any of the above?
Does anyone seriously believe that it's below 90%?
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