I'm an atheist. And I can argue that it's all part of some massive equation and that free will is an illusion. One can imagine one has it like one can imagine running faster than the speed of light, but that isn't how the universe works.
But that still doesn't negate our ability and responsibility to act when we can...it doesn't mean we can throw a spiritual tantrum and not interact with our environment thinking that that puts us above it in some way. Heck, it sounds more like a form of depression: where one isolates oneself overwhelmed by the situation and does nothing till they feel comfortable again.
...Hope it doesn't sound like I'm attacking you, just the episode/its ideas. Gotta go!
That's why I liked the episode, because it dared
to rub us all the wrong way. Isn't that what some good fiction is supposed to do, to instigate conversation?