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Randomness, predestination and free will

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While listening to the "In Our Time" podcast recently with some friends, specifically the "Random and Pseudorandom" episode, the topic of predestination vs. free will came up.

I made the statement that, as a Christian, I don't think anything is truly random - God created everything with, and for, a purpose. Just because we can't see a pattern or logic in something doesn't mean that it doesn't exist.

Take Pi for example; the podcast discussed whether the digits of Pi are random, saying that it is likely they are as we can't find any pattern or logic to them. But unless we possess infinite...