It seems that for free will, or choice to exist, there has to be a choice between two things. I believe the Catholic Church teaches that God allows evil to exist and is not responsible for it, but does it have to exist for there to be free will? Or would good/lesser good be sufficient for free will?
There must have to be a good/bad pendulum for free will, correct? What happens when God snuffs out evil, do we all become robots, or would we have already made an initial choice, and evil will no longer be an option?
Any insight you can give would be great.