God loved the birds and invented trees.

Man loved the birds and invented cages.

Jacques Deval

Where do we allow our ‘birds’ to dwell?  If we offer them trees then we take the risk that they may fly away.  We are giving them their freedom and trusting (hoping) that they stay so that we can enjoy them.  It is much ‘safer’ to put them in a cage.  In that cage we can guarantee their safety.  We can control who has access to them, we can keep the predators away.  We can watch them anytime that we choose.  They will be dependent on us.

What is free will other than our God given ‘trees’?