One of the impediments to having a rational debate with Arminians is their intellectual reliance on metaphors. They can’t think outside their metaphors. They keep resorting to the same figurative objections to Calvinism:
Calvinism makes God the “author” of sin.
Calvinism turns men into “robots.”
Calvinism turns men into “puppets.”
It’s as if they equate Christianity with Hans Christian Andersen or the Brothers Grimm.
It should be unnecessary to point out that a merely figurative objection to Calvinism carries no argumentative force.
It makes no more sense to frame the debate over Calvinism in terms of “authors,” “robots,” and “puppets,” than it does to frame a Christological debate in terms of The Little Mermaid or Little Snow White.
Why do so many Arminians operate at the intellectual level of a small child who sees the world through a bedtime story?
Indeed, that raises an intriguing question: Are they so childish because they’re Arminian? Or are they Arminian because they’re so childish?