Going back to this, I guess I can simply continue to elaborate on post #9: How can anyone sin (e.g., be greedy) in a perfect creation, in which your every need is met? Quick thought experiment. Let's use greed as an example. In an imperfect creation we find scarce resources, so some seek to horde them at the expense of others. Of course, the absence of resources doesn't necessarily make one sin; rather, it opens up new decisions for one to make. Consider the grasshoppers Abdu'l-Baha observed one day and used to illustrate a moral example for human beings: "All the nations are thinking of how to advance their own interests while working against the best interests of other nations. They desire their own personal advantage while seeking to undermine affairs in other countries. They call this the "struggle for survival" (tanázu'-i baqá), and assert that it is innate to human nature. But this is a grievous error; nay, there is no error greater than this. Gracious God! Even in the animal kingdom cooperation and mutual assistance for survival are observed among some species, especially in the case of danger to the whole group. One day I was beside a small stream and noticed some young grasshoppers which had not yet developed wings seeking to cross to the other side in order to obtain food. To accomplish their goal, these wingless grasshoppers rushed forward into the water and vied with each other to form a bridge across the stream while the remaining grasshoppers crossed over on top of them. The grasshoppers were able to pass from one side of the stream to the other, but those insects which had formed the bridge in the water perished. Reflect how this incident illustrates co-operation for survival, not struggle for survival. Insofar as animals display such noble sentiments, how much more should man, who is the noblest of creatures; and how much more fitting it is in particular that, in view of the divine teachings and heavenly ordinances, man should be obliged to attain this excellence." There are cases in history when natural disasters have caused a scarcity of resources. Now if all resources (e.g., water and food) were there for all human beings from the get-go and for the entire duration of creation, then us humans would have nothing to horde from others. In other words, the choice to be greedy would evaporate in a perfect world, because greed would then be as unfathomable as a flying unicorn would be to us. Strangely, creationists imagine that in the past our every need was met in Adam's state of bliss in the Garden of Eden. And in the halls of Silicon Valley transhumanists imagine that in the future the very dust we walk on will be programmed to materialize our every need. Both express the desire for perfection.