How? Think of this situation, please Bruce, then respond. Your best friend, whom you love, does you wrong. He comes to you, and says, sorry. You could easily forgive him, but instead say, “No, take my son… torture, humiliate him, whip him, and crucify him, then I will forgive you.” Tell me Bruce, why would you or anybody accept such a dumb remedy.? Does it make any sense at all, kill your son instead of just forgiving. Then there is the dying to himself factor, why would God die to himself? Then there is the omniscience factor…since God has known exactly what will happen anyway….including fact Adam would fall….why play this out….with the suffering and death existent under this “plan”. No, Bruce, I know, you can’t explain anything, right. I’m wrong for using my mind, right? Then tell me this, what religion would you be if you were born in India?…in Pakistan, in Utah, etc….all ones you don’t like, right. Hey, I’m not hammering you, just trying to make you think….like you explained to your kids when you told them Santa was fake. Look, take account of your behavior, thank your mother, not a book written by stoners, which you have hardly read, for your values, be tolerant of everybody rights, be kind and compassionate, etc All these are part of your nature. Now think a few days, then respond, and this goes for anybody else.