Your statement really hits home for me. I have been wrestling with the concept of free will and choice as of late, and ideas like rejecting God or choosing Hell of our own free will seem absurd to me. Can one really freely choose what goes counter for their biological and psychological drive for perceived goods? It seems that such a decision would necessarily be the result of ignorance or psychosis.
yeah i dont like to get into reductionism anymore. its interesting to see the dialectics played out between the two (or the absurd methodologies theologians employ), but life is pretty much contradictory and constantly being moved/changed by opposites.
im all for throwing out the silly notion of being held responsible for our actions. it just screams of legalism, much of it commandeered from the bourgeois.
and really do you see here how much it atomizes humans here? (make note how we get individualism out of free will also, which is odd because we should be all like christ)
much of the protestant work ethic derives much from an idea of free will, but the roman catholics in the past had a much better way of dealing with work ethic and free will.
christians can be a disgusting lot, especially stewarded by terrible (literally) theologians behind the pulpit
also, its not a sin to be ignorant. arrogant, perhaps. actually that may require a larger penance.