A Freedom of Choice
MY soul and conscience is a part of God and his holy spirit that is not given to me alone, but to every single individual in the world. We can have and enjoy this supreme luxury as much or as little as we want. We have that same freedom of choice as we do in all other matters. We can drink or not, as we choose. We can be good or bad. There would be no virtue if we did not have this choice. In other words, if we couldn't or were unable to be bad, our being good wouldn't mean anything.