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  1. What people choose is their right to free choice and their future responsibility. People consciously choose ” sin ” (given that the very concept of sin is a problem only of the Abrahamic religions, I can't even say with sufficient certainty whether it is true for all people, in principle, this is not the true truth for all people).

    God has given people the freedom to choose what to do, and has voiced the consequences of their choices. Freedom is definitely a good thing, even from the point of view of religion, because freedom of choice is a God – given right.

  2. Freedom is better than non-freedom for many reasons, including because it is in conditions of freedom and prosperity that people are much more likely to demonstrate socially responsible, moral behavior. Compare, for example, Russia with Germany and France by such indicators as the level of crime, corrupt government agencies, tolerance for dissent and other faiths, the prevalence of charity �practices…

    Poverty and disenfranchisement are the best breeding ground for xenophobia, lies and theft, aggression and indifference to others.

  3. in my opinion, the question is not very well formulated, because first of all-what kind of freedom are we talking about? How it was reached, and so on. Secondly, what do you oppose to this ? Slavery ? Which one? Under what conditions? North Korea ? The Iron Curtain? The Taliban and ISIS? What more specifically do you mean? And most importantly-where in such conditions does the majority choose righteousness? Have you seen this? I personally don't.

  4. If, in conditions of freedom and prosperity, most people choose sin, is freedom better than unfreedom?

    First, “sin” is initially just a mistake, a flaw. That is, incorrect behavior.

    If we recall that the universal law of life is “the fittest communities survive“, then it becomes clear that we are referring to behavior that is erroneous from the point of view of community survival.

    At the same time, everyone participates simultaneously in many communities – from family, nationality, native speakers to the ecosystem of the entire planet. We inherit not only the body, but also the language, culture, scientific knowledge, and traditions.

    From the same point of view, it is necessary to interpret “better”. Better for the survival of communities and their best cultural practices, starting with the global ecosystem. But NOT including the survival of erroneous (sinful) behavior.

    Secondly, do not confuse freedom and independence. Freedom is the absence (partial) of external threats and punishments. That is, the lack of responsibility. This includes the absence of moral suffering for not meeting our purpose in the communities of which we are a part. And to put it bluntly – for betraying your destiny.

    Unlike freedom, self-sufficiency is autonomy in making decisions, taking into account all the consequences and threats. Moreover, self-sufficiency implies functioning as an independent viable unit, and, consequently, long-term continuity of generations. That is, compliance with the very universal law of life.

    What remains of personal freedom in independence is the right to choose, as accurately as possible, what is best for the study, preservation and development of the received heritage. So in essence, freedom and independence are mutually exclusive concepts.

    Separately, it is worth explaining why sinful (erroneous) behavior is so common. From cybernetics, complex autonomous systems tend to optimize gain functions/losses. For sentient beings, this is pleasure / suffering. The problem is that people have learned to hack their pleasure center and get it undeservedly (from drugs and for all sins). Here we have a real pandemic.

    Let's summarize. Independence is the best behavior, and therefore it is strictly deterministic. And therefore not free.�

    Independence is better than freedom, because the independent “inherit the land”. And free people live beautifully, but they have problems with long-term survival. But they constantly reappear, succumbing to temptation.

  5. Hello, Alexey.
    There is an opinion that freedom also consists in not doing what a person does not want or harms him. Can the choice towards “Sin” be sincere? Maybe such a choice is not freedom?
    In general, a lot depends on the values of a person. But does a person choose all the values himself?
    In my opinion, these questions are essential to find the most sensible answer to your question.

  6. Sin is a concept for personal growth, faith, and spiritual development. It is assumed that a person will weed out the weeds in his inner world, search for the truth and fight with his shortcomings. Be your own judge and lawyer, escort and cellmate. Build yourself a ladder to paradise and look for a path to correction.
    This is different from a witch hunt and the conviction of young people by a jury on a bench at the entrance.

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