The days of awe are marked by judgment, but how do I prove that I have free choice? You may say that you know you have choice because you have the freedom to choose. However, freedom to choose does not demonstrate choice in the most absolute sense. For example, if you only have a choice between two paths, one less desirable than the other, it can be said that you don’t really have a choice in the purest sense, but are simply doing the act of choosing. So how is it that we know we have a free will, in the purest sense?
Free will is proven by the fact that our choices bear perfect consequences. Consequence by definition implies choice, and therefore qualifies the claim that we have free will. Understand this. Therefore, if our actions had no consequences, we would not know if we were exercising free will. Consequences for our choices are therefore more than just indicators of the choices we make; consequences can be said to perfectly embody our choices.
It is important to note that within the context of our discussion, the term “consequence” is distinct from the terms “result” or “reaction.” These terms do not necessarily imply choice, and besides for mechanical connotations, can be used within the context of forced behavior as well. The term “consequence” as used here must be in perfect response to a choice. Of course, a consequence does not need to be fair to be true, but within the context of our discussion, we assume that all consequences are perfectly fair in the truest sense. It follows logically then that for a consequence to be deemed fair, the choice is sufficient and necessary. In other words, to know that a consequence is fair, we must know that there was an absolute choice.
However, just because consequence denotes choice, does it mean that I cannot have choice without a consequence? In order to answer this question, we need to know what choice consists of. I cannot relate to a choice without its connection to a consequence - the choice itself is unknowable. This is because a choice in the purest sense must be more than the sum total of any given processes that weighs in on a direction; for if it weren’t, how could I be judged for having made that choice? We really have no framework with which to define choice because absolute choice is divorced from the given draws or tendencies that may indicate why one moves in either direction. To the extent that one is pulled, he can be said to actually not be exercising an absolute choice. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a choice, but rather that his actual choice is an ultra-fine dot in between two oceans with opposite currents. Therefore, because consequence is the result of a perfect judgment consequence it is the only true indicator, from our perspective, of choice. Only an all-knowing Judge can know for certain an unknowable choice and therefore only a judgment can show me that I exercised a choice.
Because the import of any consequence is certain fair judgment, we understand that judgment is what affirms free choice. If we were to annul the concepts of judgment, we are in effect annulling the foundation of all free will.