how could a perfect God create an unperfect man?

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Question from Jennifer Wiggins on 5/30/2008:

After reading a little and listening to a conference on CD and thinking, I'm left considering one question most particularly. Let me preface with a proposition: Adam and Eve must have sinned before the act of eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. But, I digress.

God is perfect. God created man. Because man is sinful now, he must have been created with the capacity to be sinful and evil. The capacity to be sinful is a flaw. (?) The question is this: How could a perfect God create an imperfect man?
Answer by Fr.Stephen F. Torraco on 6/6/2008:

God created man with free will, which is the capacity for goodness. That means that God created man to choose to become good, to choose to strive toward perfection.

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