Yes, I am Eastern Orthodox.
We weren't mindless, we made the bad choice, such as the Fallen Angels did... if you read other stories about the human creation (for example Sumerian), the human is made in order to serve the paganism gods [Fallen Angels, which had intercourse with humans (Majority of Hellenic pantheon; I remember one of the Mesopotamian deities, banished because of s3xual intercourse with humans - if you look for the specific story, I will try to dig it out)].
In the Bible, we aren't created just to be attraction to pagan deities - not as the slaves the Fallen angels want us to feel as, but as beings with conscious and right of choice - right of choice, which is ultimately strong.
If you follow the story, Lucifer was jealous for our creation, so the temptation of the snake arrived to test our right of choice - a test, which we failed.
And thereafter, in the stories we become servants to the /EDIT: Fallen Angels, not Fallen Agents/, while God never wanted us to be mere servants - which is obvious from the stories below.
There is destiny in every pagan-related thing, but not in the Bible. In Homer's "Illiad", the pagan deities admit, that faith is stronger than them, while according to the Bible by prayers the Lord's compassion can arise and save us from the damnation we casted onto ourselves - and this is the power of the human choice: to repent and pray for Lord's help (treating us as friends and not servants) or to admit ourselves under the pagan deities, which admit, that faith is stronger than them.
And faith is the factor, which holds all of the pagan deities, because if God wants something to happen, they must submit according to His Will. We aren't tied to that, because our spirits are granted return to Heaven, unlike the Fallen Angels, whose way back was cut from Jesus Christ (and they were forced to turn to secrecy).
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