One of the common misrepresentations against Calvinism is that is makes people "robots". God doesn't want robots in heaven! But as has been defended here many times over, C acknowledges that man is a free agent. Man has a will, but that will has been marred by the Fall, so that man does not want Christ in his sinful nature. Thus, it takes the effectual grace of God to regenerate (Brother Bob uses the term "recreate" which I kind of like - per II Cor. 5:17) in order to change the nature of man so that he wants to be saved. The non-C still claims that effectual grace makes us "robots", even though C's are clear that man has a will of his own (it's just not completely free in the libertarian sense). But I have a question for non-C's: We all agree that there will be no sin in heaven - we will all be perfect - so how does this not make us robots? I'm sure you will answer that God will give us glorified bodies and part of that will be receiving a whole new nature incapable of sin, right? If we will be incapable of sin, doesn't that make us robots? How dare God infringe upon our wills like that! Do you see the inconsistency here? Calvinism says that regeneration/effectual grace gives man a new nature so that he wants to be saved and is charged with making men robots. All Christians, including non-C's, say that God will give us a new nature in heaven so that we will not want to sin (i.e., incapable of sin) and yet no one screams that this is making men robots. So maybe it's time that non-C's drop the "robot" charge and start representing the other side honestly.