||Not just a "choice", but complete and irrevocable free will. God can't cajole or force you to do anything; everything you do is completely of your own choice. There is no "Master Plan" except in the minds of limited individuals like A. Rightman. "Sin" is not a crime, but simply stuff we do to ourselves that is harmful. (Usually out of stupidity and short-mindedness.) A useful analogy is that of a toddler -- you can't really explain to a 3-yr-old why eating lead and sticking fingers
into electrical sockets is bad. Until you get hurt, you just don't take warnings like that seriously. Sin is exactly the same -- until you get hurt by it, you really don't understand why, for example, adultery is bad.
1. In fact that is one of the major unique features of Christianity. Christianity is pretty much the only religion that places human freedom as the most basic privilige you have. Really, if there is one defining axiom of Christianity,
it is the axiom of primacy of free will.
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