A newborn baby, a puppy dog, a flower, a pebble on the beach, a star, cannot be judged as moral or immoral, because they have no moral sense. You have to have a sense of morality, of what is right and what is wrong, before you can make the choice to do what is right and follow god's will. Isn't that correct, theist folks?
Without a moral sense and the ability to choose right or wrong, we might all obey god like unthinking robots, which, as all our Christian friends here frequently tell us, is not what god wants. God wants us to use our moral sense to freely choose to love and obey him. (And either get rewarded with heaven or else burn for all eternity.
So, A and E were obviously created with fallible brains that did not understand right and wrong-- they got that understanding after eating the apple. That is the point of the whole story: before the apple, A and E were innocent and unable to judge anything; they were instructed to obey-- like children or puppies or robots-- not told about morality or right and wrong. After the apple, they understood morality. They felt shame and fear; clearly they now knew what they had done was disobedient and therefore wrong; they understood right and wrong-- after the fact.
Now, if A and E were not able to understand right from wrong before eating the apple, and were just supposed to obey god without question, they were not able to "choose freely" to obey god or not.
Looks to me that A and E, as originally created, did not have free will
! Free will, remember, that all important principle that god cannot violate, that is the reason god cannot show everyone in no uncertain terms that he exists and give everyone an equal chance to be saved? Free will did not exist until A and E ate the forbidden fruit.
Free will, then, came about because of the first sin committed by human beings. Anyone else catch that?