We can’t create out of nothing. We can only respond to outside forces the only way we know how, so the need of a free will doesn’t enter the picture.
Word pictures of no free will—-
We are idling motors waiting for someone or something to put us in gear
We are shuttlecocks in a perpetual Badminton game with cause one side of the net and effect on the other side.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is WHAT WE DO. John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)