While our actions may be influenced by external factors, we still have a choice.
free will and determinism appear to both be real. But how free we are in a semi-deterministic universe is where the real argument lies. I'm not all that convinced that free will makes much of a difference in some interactions; in others, I think it makes an enormous difference.
Human beings are so complex that chaos theory leads me to believe that people are only .00001% controlled by fate.
Determinism is completely unpredictable & can be easily affected, so free will must be assumed.
To some extent i believe both but it is kind of more free will.
There are causes and effects. Free will is in the same category as miracles, luck, absolute randomness, god(s), etc. They accumulate from ignorance.
I'd say a bit of both, but at the end of the day, we have to listen to Heaven's orders.
I believe there is determinism, however we still have free will. Here is why. There is cause and effect in this universe. We are part of that long chain of cause and effect.We still choose are paths, but God already knows which paths we are to choose.