I have heard it said by atheists that they don't like the idea that they are not in control of their own destiny. It got me to thinking... "What is free will?". If I know someone's character really well, I can predict and even intervene in their decisions even before they've made them. Here's an example: If I happen to know someone is very opportunistic and of low moral character, and I place a wallet with $20 in it where I know he's going to be the first to find it, does it then make me a "god" to know before he does that he is going to find the wallet, glance around, and choose to take the money inside? Does he still have free will if someone else knows his choices before he does? To what extent is the belief in free will a component of it? To what extent is ignorance of our own future choices a component, regardless of whether or not that ignorance is shared by others?