Oh, and before we all get lured into a debate on omniscience vs. free will, we should be discussing things like the debate format and the title resolution ("God Exists" "The Kalam Cosmological Argument Validates Theistic Belief" or some such), and the like?
Also, Majesty, I do have to commend your courage in being willing to be ganged up on. Unfortunately, I can't think of any Christians here that I could benevolently wish upon you as an ally except maybe Fran, but his attendance has proven to be rather spotty. Just curious, would you object to the idea of me posting a devil's advocate post if I see an atheist argument I consider to be open to rebuttal, just to even things out a little?
For example, I don't really think the arguments being given about omniscience vs. free will here are very strong. Imagine I'm a time-traveler from Atlantis. I come here to the 21st Century and read a history book. There, I discover that a chap named Napoleon will launch an invasion of Russia that will result in the defeat of his regime. I find this interesting, so I use my Sneak-O-Scope to invisibly watch the great French general as he pores over his maps, pacing back and forth weighing his decision. Apart from some multiverse theory (which has not entered into discussion), I would know what decision he's going to make before he does. Does this mean Napoleon does not have free will? From our future perspective, we know
what decision he'll make. Someone looking back at me from a future perspective of a year from now knows about the arguments I'll choose to use in this debate. Does this mean I have no free will?
If we grant a paranormal ability like time travel, working precognition or divine omniscience, then the entity possessing it does not need to be embedded in the relative future (as we are compared to Napoleon) in order to know what choices will be made. As far as I can tell, this means we must either reject free will or accept that someone else's knowledge of what choice will be made is compatible with free will in the person doing the choosing.
However, I don't think that genuine human free will would relieve Yahweh or moral responsibility for the choices humans would/will make, if he has inerrant foresight of what those choices will be before he decides to create humans, but that's another argument.