God sure is a twisted bitch.
Free will is pretty much similar to parenthood. You’re free to do it. Although in many cases rigorous attempts are made and endless energy is expelled, resulting in fruitless outcomes. There’s no handbook or guide. One person’s actioning on their perceived free will is another’s absolute criminal act, punishable by literal death.
As in the act of becoming parents, free will is enacted as a right, insofar as the ‘responsible’ persons are in fact responsible for their own rightful actions. Fate in respect of an outside entity is not responsible for making a baby and not responsible for delivering free will in your lap.
God has nothing to do with allowing some to enjoy the spoils of their will and freeload off millions of others who don’t have such opportunities. It really becomes somewhat hazy when the scriptures tell us that God gave us free will, thereby giving us the power to make our own decisions. And as long as we choose to obey Gods commands, because God won’t force us, then that choice will see us right. Given the way those who God decided to make in his image have turned out, it’s a fairly safe bet to surmise that God has obviously taken off and truly left us to sort it out.
Allowing parents to bestow their offspring with a free will caveat of, ‘only by following my commands will you become a meaningful and worthy person but don’t forget I won’t force you’, smacks a little bit of free willing up some guilt and dumping it right in their lap. One person’s parenting is another’s tormenting.
Free will ‘should’ be a universal option. Freedom to choose, self-determine and be the director of your very own unique life. Unfortunately for too many it’s given verbally on one hand, ripped physically away with the other hand and rapidly followed up by a punch in the guts.
The yearning for free will is as obsessive as parenthood; both are natural urges for species human. Unfortunately both are not free and they will most certainly have consequences that may or may not be in your control.
Image credit. Super Moon, by Burent Binici.
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