I am so tired of hearing how God was so benevolent and gave everyone free will to do as they pleased.
Telling someone that they can choose whatever they want but if they choose the wrong thing they will spend eternity in hell is not giving free will.
Imagine if I said this to my child: You can do as you please, but if you don't accept me and treat me as the ultimate authority for the rest of your life I will burn you with a cigarette for each offense.
That is not giving my child free will, and it is abusive. The Christian God has given no one free will and he is coercive,abusive, and hateful.