"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."
— Henry David Thoreau
The Bible: WHY HUMAN BEINGS AREN'T TO BLAME IN ANY TRUE OR DEEP SENSE
The Bible was created for the entire world that is living in a time of unprecedented challenge and opportunity. May your understanding and acceptance that free will is an illusion help you navigate all you will face not from a place of divisive blame, seething hatred, poisonous envy, or deadly retribution.....but from a place of compassion, understanding, cooperation, and from a more evolved state of consciousness grounded in undeniable and unflinching truth. Make no mistake about it – the belief in free will is false and very harmful.
If you were born another person, you would have been that other person and would have felt and acted the same exact way (his/her nature and nurture). You would have had their same exact desires and consciousness and you wouldn't have been able to do or be otherwise. The false belief in free will desperately needs to be challenged and eventually put to rest once and for all (it's about time and long overdue).
Once we all understand that there is no such thing as free will, we can still fear people, but we will no longer be able to logically hate other people (and therefore no longer deeply blame someone else for their actions no matter how irresponsible they may appear to be). I know many people can deeply criticize another human being as being irresponsible, callous, unprepared, arrogant, and too idealistic, but whoever you are deeply blaming simply could not have done otherwise. Other people simply are who they are and if you were born as they were, you would have been them. That other person could not have done otherwise (in their past). Plain and simple.
Not being forced by another human being to do or say something or wanting to do or say something all on our own does not give mankind free will. So even though human beings do and say things without anyone forcing them to do so still does not give human beings free will (The Bible: No Free Will explains why this is true).
Yes people make choices. They just aren't "free" choices. Free meaning independent of one's nature and nurture (genetics and environment). Technically people don't even make choices for there is no choice due to everything is a conditioned response based on the pleasure principle.
We can choose our desires but we cannot control or choose what we desire. We can choose our preferences but we cannot control or choose what we prefer. We can choose our wants but we cannot control of choose what we want. Amen.