Let’s have a further look at our friend Grim’s comment on my post about free will. One caveat though: his subsequent comments suggest that what he seems to be saying (or at least, what I think he seems to be saying) may not be what he actually means. But let’s drive on anyway; there’s some good stuff here, and if I misunderstand him, I’m sure he’ll be happy to provide a correction.
One of my critiques of the free will argument is that the knowledge of God can hardly be an impediment to free will if Satan is still evil despite knowing that God is real. Grim’s reply?
Basic flaw here: That Satan and his brethren are like us. Which is (of course) completely false. You have to understand that Lewis is talking about abolition of free will in Humans, no other life-forms applicable in that statement.
Notice that this idea of multiple free wills is what I call an Expedient Fiction. The Bible does not tell us that Satan has a different kind of free will than humans do, nor can we find any justification in real-world observations for the conclusion that different types of free will exist. Grim (or someone Grim is referring to) simply invented this notion of multiple free wills because it seemed like an idea suitable to the rhetorical need of the moment. Except, of course, it doesn’t really address the problem.