If I left my son in a fenced in garden with " a tree with a fatal fruits and an immensely evil and dangerous serpent" - that I'd created, and my son had been affected by both of those.<quoted text>I believe you understand the point I was making... are you directly responsible for what your forefathers may have done to blacks and jews?
(Obviously there are ALWAYS consequences of what our parents have done...good or bad... which affect us all - but are you directly responsible for their actions?)
If that is true, then in the reverse it is true also. How is a parent responsible for their children's actions when their children come into their own accountability?
How is God responsible for Adam and Eve's choices? God warned them "ahead of time" what they could do and shouldn't do... and the good or bad consequences of each. And out of all the many different varieties of trees in that garden... there was only ONE that they weren't suppose to tamper with... "one" out of possibly millions. Now why did they have to mess with that one forbidden thing? Why would God even put that tree there in the first place if it could cause them to fall? If God did not put that "one" tree there then A&E wouldn't have had the ability of "genuine", free will.
Because the one you obey or are "loyal" to... is the one you love. And that is what God is after, "genuine love".
I'd be charged with child abuse and neglect, and rightly so.
Theists would worship me.