I know that there are many who dispute the possibility of Free Will so perhaps it is worth discussing?
If there is any sort of Original Sin or inherent Sinful nature than that would preclude Free will… because it denies that we can choose a righteous behaviour.
Heaven and Hell might be considered a barrier to free will… because a gun to the eternal head precludes choosing anything other than Righteousness or at least Salvation
Culture and circumstance might be considered a barrier to free will… be cause our choices are limited so that we are unable to follow our desired choice and have to settle for the next best, or even a Hobson’s choice.
Or is free will only the freedom to choose within limits. So that it is only as free as we ourselves are free. I can only choose to fly if there is the means available. I can only choose an occupation if I have the qualifications or experience required. I am only free to choose from a selection, not the whole.
I can only choose to kill if I accept that there are consequences. So my freedom becomes whether to conform or be punished? Does morality and / or law prevent Free Will?
Is choosing to be aligned with God a free choice or ultimately inevitable?
Or does free will mean the choice to choose right over the pressure of nature and society to do otherwise?
Perhaps the innate human nature of self survival and benefit precludes the possibility of actual free will?
Perhaps even self sacrifice can become a duty rather than a free choice?
I hope people can answer without fear of judgement or reproach. I do not think that there is necessarily a right or wrong response. Just an intellectual conundrum that may or may not have an answer.