This year's question is a theological classic intertwined with a philosophical classic; in other words, as long as there is sentient life in the universe, someone will be arguing about it.
Assuming for a moment that free will actually exists, should mortals be permitted to have it or should they be forced to conform with My inscrutable Divine Plan™?Arguing in favour of letting those pesky mortals do whatever they want:
- They're mortals. Any plan they could mess up needs to go back to the drawing board.
- Surprises. I like surprises. Cuts down on the monotony of living forever.
- Never fancied Myself as a puppet-master. I don't even like puppets. Or clowns. Next time I create a universe I'm going to make one without clowns. Or paparazzi. Or -- Squirrel!
- The lot of us are locked into a predetermined course. They can't help but do what I in My divine omniscience have foreseen.
- Even a tiny deviation from the Plan could translate into massive problems later. Can't have that. I've got enough on My plate dealing with that damn Chaos Butterfly.
- I like it when they do what I want. That's a good enough reason for Me.