“Humans were perfect at first,” he said. “That’s how they were created. But then they sinned and lost that perfection. That is how humans became defective.”
To which I said, “Nothing perfect could ‘become defective,’ otherwise it wasn’t actually ‘perfect’ to begin with. The very definition of the term perfect must include the ability to sustain said perfection. If not, what exactly does ‘perfect’ mean? Is ‘perfect’ temporary? If so, perfection doesn’t mean much. Besides, anything with the ability to become faulty over time must have been pre-programmed with that possibility, which means it wasn’t perfect, for it was obviously created with the option of imperfection.”
Perfection and imperfection cannot exist together in the same object any more than a square and a circle can be one thing simultaneously. Human beings were either created to be perfect and such they would have remained, with never a possibility of sustaining a flaw, or they were created faulty.
If they were created faulty, the belief system built around the supposed “Creator” collapses, and the religion collapses with it. Ergo, the free will argument, upon which the entirety of Christianity is built, and which is used by theologians to establish the basis of original sin, is actually the wrecking ball that smashes to pieces the very religion it was manufactured to protect.