Free Will

By Peter Darcy | On May 13, 2016 | No Comments | In Good-Evil

Conversation between Odd Thomas and 86-year-old Edie Fischer, concerning the value of human action to fight evil:

“Tell me straight now. Do you know what going to happen tonight?”

“No, Oddie. For all you may think differently. I’m only human. Annamaria’s human, too, though she’s more than that, as you no doubt suspect. But human nonetheless. We don’t know. Whatever happens will happen because you—and others—make it happen.”

“Free will,” I said.

“Free will,” she agreed, “our greatest gift, the thing that makes life worth living, in spite of all the anguish it brings.”

[Dean Koontz, Saint Odd (Bantam Books: New York, NY, 2015), p. 207.]

Written by Peter Darcy

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