Either way Ron freewill explains it. Which I have included in every answer I've given you. Freewill is a gift from God, IMO. Some people use it for good; some people abuse it.
And some people abuse the free will of innocent victims by raping/killing them. Which means that the bad guy gets to have more free will than the victim. Which is cute and all, but irksome otherwise. And until a believer can explain to me why freewill is important unless it gets in the way of a bad persons free will, I shall go ahead and consider the whole religious take on what free will is a bunch of bunk. If my freewill is currently important, and I'm busy using it either to believe in god or not, and along comes a bad guy (either a believer or not) and conks me over the head with a crowbar, how is my freewill of any use to me?
And before you run around saying I had a chance to believe or whatever before getting conked, you need also to be able to answer this. When the victim is a small child, or even a baby, who has had no chance to develop his or her free will, where is the wonderful part of that?
A world w/o freewill is a slave world. A world of puppets/robots.
Serious question, if there is an afterlife and a reward of great knowledge and freedom comes with that, does it not make sense to want the recipient to prove itself worthy of said gift? It's really not much different than choosing a leader. A leader has the power to take millions of lives with the push of a button. Does he not need a good resume to get the job. I see the gift of knowledge as a much more dangerous weapon than a nuclear bomb. Especially if that knowledge contains the secrets of life and death. How do you prove yourself worthy of heavenly rewards without freewill? You can not.
It is sad when children are the victims of violence. Taking that child's freedom to live I'm sure gets a severe penalty from God and the child is, I believe, given a great honor in the heavens.
Either way violence does not make me think there is no God but confirms the need for God.
You know there are reports, especially from children, where Angels have saved them from death.
Anyway you are right freewill is not always pretty but it is a part of our lives with or w/o belief in Gods.