I never went to Sunday School, but I did take courses at the University of Toronto
with a Bascilian Father, Arthur Gibson. He always seemed to make the case that in the great drama of creation
, God was the great playwright
That it was His great plan to allow free will for his creatures so they would choose Him. Somehow this is bound up with sin--especially original sin.
But I think this misses the point about patent: there is no doubt the thing was created, but when was the legislation passed? It seems to me this was a very many years after the creation--so...this thing is now in the public domain.
It's like trying to copyright something by J.S. Bach.
We're all stuck with it!