One of the arguments against christianity is that it is so limiting and restrictive of human freedom. A person who believes in the Bible is placed in a context where their worldview is predetermined and has absolutely no freedom for creative thought and exploration in life. 


To contrast this idea, one might ask, WHAT is freedom? If we take the time to truly examine the concept we quickly discover that often times, true freedom happens only as a result of us placing certain restrictions on ourselves. One of the greatest examples of this is love. As a person learns to love, their inner life blooms and flourishes. It is within deep relationships of love that we humans are most free and alive. However, love is also one of the most constraining things that a person might face. C. S. Lewis puts it quite eloquently in the following quote:


Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket – safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation.” (Cited in Tim Keller’s, The Reason for God) 

Some of the greatest freedoms in life come not from the absence of restrictions, but through the presence of the right ones.