Re: Does free will exist?
I am not sure we have to throw God into the mix to have this discussion about free will vs. determinism. Unless by "God" you mean "godlike." If I understand the prevailing evolutionary theory correctly you could make a pretty good case for evolution being the deterministic factor.
In that scenario each of us is moving along the path which most likely allows us to pass our genes into the next generation. This makes evolution deterministic and on the macro level at least, no free will.
We have generally been speaking on the micro level, "Do individuals have free will?" instead of asking the question on the macro level; "Does humanity have free will?"