No Bitner I was using your analogy of their choice.<quoted text>
"In the end there is God or No God."
Not quite. There are other possibilities.
You can't call it a choice when not choosing leads to eternal torture.
By the way, what you are talking about is locking them in the basement AFTER they've disobeyed. For eternity. With torture. If that DOESN'T seem abusive to you, I find that very odd.
You say if you go out tonite you are grounded.( and Unless you lock them up)' They are free to obey you or not.
You ARE free to choose a place with God or not with God.
We have been discussing my belief.
You of course can believe what you CHOOSE to.
You ARE free to make that choice. What is stopping you. Nothing.
You don't even believe in Him and I do.
You make a choice every day and no one or Deity stops you.
Free choice. And if you don't believe in God or eternal punishment.
Than its not a deterrent for you anyway. So you are not being"abused"
Unless you are afraid The God I believe in is real. Again yours to decide.
As we all do.