Originally Posted by Vengeance
& you would condemn your daughter to an eternity of torture if she didn't obey your every command? Explain to me how I made an asinine comment.
this all revolves around freewill.
for example, my daughter has a fascination with our stove/oven. she likes to pat/bang on the oven door, especially when it is on. every time my wife or myself open the door to get out, say a pizza, she runs to the door, wanting to touch what is inside.
enter the dilemma. do I restrain my daughter, preventing her from burning herself? or do I let her burn herself, gaining the knowledge not to touch things that are hot?
do I let her have complete free will, so that she can make choices and consequently some mistakes and learn from them and gather experience and knowledge, or do I keep her in a cocoon, restricting the free will, but keeping her safe... and ignorant.
by the way, we haven't let her touch it yet. my wife has said she would kill me if I let her touch a hot pan or the burner/rack on the inside of the oven.