mikemiller09 asked: Is it good for God to give mankind free will?
From my atheistic perspective, that question can’t really be answered. From what we know of the typical God’s perspective, it comes down to priorities.
For example, God wants no sin, God wants all to come to him, God wants no one to suffer… Any of that would imply free will is a bad thing as it means what God wants won’t happen.
However, if God wants choice more than a lack of sin, (admittedly implying God doesn’t want all to believe, etc, see here), then free will would be good.
Comes down to priorities and definitions. Which God, which interpretation?