just thought I'd chime in. I always wondered about this and it always seemed to come down to God existing in some form compatible with physics and somehow allowing freewill ( maybe he's the presence of uncertainty in quantum mechanics, but i really dont know about QFT to make any assumptions), or its a completley deterministic universe. The second requires no thought beyond that, if its deterministic than no further questions need to be asked because they really in essence dont matter. but the first assumption then always made me think if there is a god why? what purpose would he have to either exist and make us exist as we do. In short what's the meaning of life? Whenever i think about this i always wonder if DNA's Hitchhicker's guide to the Galaxy was correct. Maybe asking what the meaning of life is the wrong question to ask and itll always be some ambigious strange answer like 42, which makes me think back to the original question maybe what we are asking is to simple and therefore the wrong question to ask maybe its something more complicated than "do we have free will" which results in unsatisfactory answers because there really is no answer to it, maybe what we veiw as free will is just some by product of something greater and whose existence causes us to observe things as both free and pre determined. (im really bad at trying to explain what im saying so maybe that just made no sense but i hope it did). ill try to think of a better way to say it and maybe re post later.