I see my question got you to thinking. I agree to some extent, but not completely. I don't know what a society without freewill would really be like. I do know there are social animals that we can readily use as a model, but this does not mean that is the model that would develop in a species consciously aware of itself.<quoted text>
It is said that God created Adam after himself . He gave Adam a mind capable of reasoning, thinking, and even creating, although his intellectual powers, in comparison, are limited. So by that I would think God has free will and chose to pass it on to us. Thus he did not want to control(dictate)us but yet make lets us make our own choices but never saying there would not be punishment for breaking his laws "IF" we chose to break them. That is where choice comes in and where we choose right or wrong. Same as daily laws we live by.
Without free will no one would be telling us what to do. We would be like a robotic world society where everyone is the same and does the same as the others do instead of doing what we choose.
There is wiggle room for breaking the laws of God based on interpretation. For example the death penalty, which I support, is killing even though one of God's laws is that we should not kill. Now, I am interested to see your response to this knowing that the death penalty is a punishment from the laws of man and that there are arguments over the translation of kill and murder among other issues associated with my point.
I find it personally interesting that I was going to respond to another poster with a post that is uncannily similar to much of your first paragraph.
While, I like your post, it does not mean that you did not infer the criminal history of another poster based on facts not in evidence.