Once a decision is made, it cannot be changed.
This seems to be the part of your observation of free will that makes it look logical. The problem is, if the timeline already exists before us, then the decision is already made, and was already made before we existed, and Who is the only One to exist before any of us to make that decision?
Thinking to hard about it is a trap.
I hear this a lot, it is a thought terminator. The only time a person can over-analyze something is when they take into consideration variable which have no effect on the thing they are analyzing. Thinking hard about something is the key to understanding it, just assuming you understand it without thinking about it is the key to being wrong about it and thinking you're right.
Somedays I have doubts about my faith, and everytime I do, I have really bad luck. This concept keeps me thinking though. It blows my mind. Strengthens my faith.
I usually don't like to delve into other people's psychology because many find it offensive and presumptuous, but to me the most likely cause of this is because you "know" that you are doing something wrong by doubting your faith, therefore you "know" that you should be punished, which can result in you noticing bad things more often and possibly even inflicting punishment on yourself via your subconscious purposely making you behave in a self destructive manner without you noticing.
The only things that are truly predetermined by God the Creator are such things as the formation of these beautiful crystals throughout time.
According to chaos theory(or chaos fact as I would call it) if we have free will then this is not necessarily true, because a human could have chosen to do something that would have prevented their formation.
Yes. Everything is in order untill a human does something to mess it up. However, your idea would only work if a human had the opportunity to do so.
Man, that is a really
misanthropic statement! Everything is in order until a human does something to mess it up? Then again, 2 years ago I would have said that same thing. Now that I don't see myself, and other humans as worthless monsters deserving of some kind of eternal punishment, I am a much happier and more optimistic person. Think about this, if every member of a group makes the exact same mistake under all kinds of different circumstances, can they really be blamed for that mistake? I honestly don't think it's fair to blame humans for human nature.