His system admits no contradiction between free will and determinism , the God of philosophy and that of the Quran.
So, would you like to go again on your attempt to explain why you think I was wrong to call you on this, or do you want to talk about free will and determinism ?
Conferences of philosophers on determinism and freedom aren't the same as they used to be.
Compatibilist philosophies seek to reconcile free will and determinism in a modern time.
Such a view reconciles free will not with determinism but with the highly plausible thesis of universal event causation.
Other incompatibilists, hard determinists , have a less optimistic view, holding that determinism is true and that no persons have free will.
What Epicurus said is that a determinist cannot criticize the doctrine of Free Will because he admits his own criticism is itself determined.
Hobbes’ and Spinoza's views that everything happens deterministically or necessarily, he thought, destroys it.
This was the issue I was raising with my statement that ‘the Christian Church sometimes understates the determinist viewpoint because it makes such harsh punishments seem more merited.’
The multiverse, the universe of all universes, develops strictly along determinist lines, always obeying the deterministically evolving Schrodinger equation.