Adam and Eve; God created them with “free will”. Problem being that he didn’t give them intelligence to choose their all-powerful creator, whom they knew personally, and left them ignorant enough to choose to believe a talking snake instead. Since god knew this would all happen and created them as they were anyway, including the creation of angels that would rebel and deceive mankind, it is clear that this god intentionally wanted mankind to sin and not choose him. Why else would he create something with such intent and then cast his creations out of Eden?

If Adam and Eve were perfect, why didn’t they the make the correct choice? If they were perfect, then they really did make the correct choice. How could perfection be corrupted in the first place? It’s illogical. Perfection would always know the correct choice, hence the term. And what’s more, free will is increased when knowledge is increased. If mankind had infinite knowledge, then Adam and Eve would have had true free will that cannot be biased – neither God nor Satan could ever have convinced mankind to choose outside the truth. Mankind would have known the only correct answer.

If Adam and Eve were imperfect, then it was even more so God’s intent to have sin with his creations. Lacking knowledge as much as modern man is, and yet Adam and Eve had first-hand influence from God… Yet God left them without enough knowledge to make the correct choice.

God is all-knowing and all-powerful, right? Guess what that means! God could have made mankind intelligent enough to make the “correct” choice, and allow them to keep their free will. Does any wish to deny this? Was this god incapable of creating a sufficiently knowledgeable version of humanity that could retain its free will? No. That’s just foolish.
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“Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cozy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own.” – Bertrand Russell

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