[extropy-chat] Adam was Innocent

xllb at rogers.com xllb at rogers.com
Sat Jul 10 17:39:29 UTC 2004

Man didn’t fall from grace.  He was tripped.  Neither Adam nor Eve sinned when they ate the forbidden fruit.

The Bible account is clear.  God communicated His will to Adam when He told Adam not to eat the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  We know that Eve got the message as well.  When the Serpent asked her why she wasn’t eating the fruit, Eve parroted what God had said. “Do not eat the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, or on that day you will surely die.”

The Serpent predicted that Adam and Eve would not die, but that they would become like God, knowing the difference between good and evil.  Eve ate and gave some to Adam, who ate as well. 

What happened next was immediate and far-reaching. Death was born.  Chaos, entropy, labor pains, disease, and human evil became the Planet’s plagues.

God immediately expelled the humans from Paradise. As Eve’s extra punishment, earned by offering to share the fruit with Adam, God mandated that wives would be forever subject to their husbands.  To this day Eve’s male descendants in many cultures enforce that punishment. 

The Bible tells us that neither Adam nor Eve received the knowledge of good and evil until after they had acted.  They didn’t know that going against God’s command was evil until after they had taken the bite.  When they disobeyed God, Adam and Eve were no more capable of sin than a newborn baby is capable of crime.

Our species has been Supremely screwed.  The mother of all class action suits must become our highest priority.  Imagine the potential damages and consider the Defendant’s unlimited ability to compensate.

There isn’t a lawyer in the world without the necessary ego.  A single Sunday’s offerings would make a healthy retainer.    

Jesus Himself said “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”

But who the Hell will be the Judge?

xllb - 071004

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