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I suppose one could define success as creating a world full of Stepford robots who have no choice but to smile and obey.
Would that really be success?
Would it be better to create nothing at all?
This is ALWAYS presented as the ONLY alternative and it isn't.
Consider the following, if you will....
What makes you seek a glass of water if you are thirsty? Is it wrong to do so?
What if you are dehydrated to the point of death and must drink from someone else's well? That would be stealing, right?
But, what makes you THIRSTY has nothing to do with the right and wrong of it. Thirst is natural. It intrinsic to human nature.
It is the CIRCUMSTANCE and the CONTEXT which is only secondarily judged to be good or bad.
Now, with that in mind consider the following...if you will....
IF God created humans with everything they needed they could have no natural desire that was wrong.
With WHAT were humans tempted? The desire to BE LIKE GOD which entailed KNOWING good and evil.
God is the ultimate superlative in the human mind.
Seeking to be like the ultimate superlative comes from the same source as BEING THIRSTY in humanity. It is natural as a desire: SEEKING KNOWLEDGE and attaining the best for oneself.
If man was not created already WITH THIS DESIRE the desire would not have been there in the situation in Eden.
Are you still with me?
HAD GOD CREATED EQUALS instead of INFERIORS there would never have been a problem with __created inferiors operating in an inferior fashion__.
You get what you make.
If you are a great cook you produce a great meal.
If you are an inferior cook you can only produce an inferior meal.
But---what we seem to have here in our Eden story is a GREAT cook deliberately cooking an inferior meal and getting very upset with the result.
Before you automatically reply; think about it.
The way around your automaton robot scenario is there: don't create inferiors; create equals.