The conventional view of nature held by materialists is that all acts are wholly determined by the laws of nature.
The fact that nature is not predetermined in detail has been shown quite convincingly by the experimental confirmation of Bell’s theorem in quantum mechanics.
If it’s true, then all one says or thinks — right or wrong, true or false — was determined some 13.8 billion years ago.
German theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder takes even human choices to be merely an illusory experience.
The ancients had their oracles, people claiming to speak in the name of the gods — this, by divination.