Erasmus Vs Erasmus

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The topic of freedom can mean so many things to every person. Theologists, Calvin and Luther, did not think human had freedom of choice, only that God had already laid out a plan for us. Erasmus, on the other hand, disagreed with them and thought that people must have a free will, because God would not punish us for the sins that he predestined us to do. Unlike in Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism believe in freedom in a sense that there is freedom after life that cannot truly be explained in words. I agree with Erasmus in that everyone has free will, but it is the circumstances in which you live that will help determine the choices you make. Death is also a form of freedom in that there is nothing beyond death, and it should be seen as a neutral. There are many views of freedom depending on your view of life, your religion, or how you were raised, and these circumstances give more probability to certain decisions from the multiple choices always available, but humans also have a lack of freedom due to the pain and suffering during life. From the Christian perspective, the idea of freedom and having free will started when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate the forbidden fruit. Throughout time, this became known as the original sin. It has been long debated whether Adam and Eve had the free will to eat the fruit before, or even after eating it. It is said in the Bible that they gained knowledge when they ate the fruit, but knowledge can mean so many things. Not only did
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