• Is it the fruits in the garden of Eden eaten by Adam and eve is real fruits or just a symbols?

    Best answer: (Genesis 1:26) The [Elohim] said, "Let us make humanity in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild beasts and all the reptiles that crawl upon the earth." Elohim is a plural word, including male and female, and should properly be... show more
    Best answer: (Genesis 1:26) The [Elohim] said, "Let us make humanity in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild beasts and all the reptiles that crawl upon the earth." Elohim is a plural word, including male and female, and should properly be translated "Gods" or "Pantheon." (1: 27) The Gods created humanity in the image of themselves, In the image of the Gods they created them, Male and female they created them. (1:28) The Gods blessed them, saying to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it. Be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven and all living animals on the earth." Now clearly, here we are talking about the original creation of the human species: male and female. All the animals, plants, etc. have all been created in previous verses. This is before the Garden of Eden, and Yahweh is not mentioned as the creator of these people. The next chapter talks about how Yahweh, an individual member of the Pantheon, goes about assembling his own special little botanical and zoological Garden in Eden, and making his own little man to inhabit it: (Gen 2:7) Yahweh God fashioned a man of dust from the soil. Then he breathed into his nostrils a breath of life, and thus the man became a living being. (2:8) Yahweh God planted a garden in Eden which is in the east, and there he put the man he had fashioned. (2:9) Yahweh God caused to spring up from the soil every kind of tree, enticing to look at and good to eat, with the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the middle of the garden. (2:15) Yahweh God took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden to cultivate and take care of it. Now this next is crucial: note Yahweh's precise words: (2:16) Then Yahweh God gave the man this admonition, "You may eat indeed of all the trees in the garden. (2:17) Nevertheless of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you are not to eat, for on the day you eat of it you shall most surely die." Fateful words, those. We will refer back to this admonition later. Then Yahweh decides to make a woman to go with the man. Now, don't forget that the Pantheon had earlier created a whole population of people, "male and female," who are presumably doing just fine somewhere "outside the gates of Eden." But this set-up in Eden is Yahweh's own little experiment, and will unfold to its own separate destiny. (2:21) So Yahweh God made the man fall into a deep sleep. And while he slept, he took one of his ribs and enclosed it in flesh. (2:22) Yahweh God built the rib he had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man. Right. Man gives birth to woman. Sure he does. But that's the way the story is told here. (2:25) Now both of them were naked, the man and his wife, but they felt no shame in front of each other. Well, of course not! Why should they? But take careful note of those words, as they also will prove to be significant... Now this next part is where it starts to get interesting. Enter the Serpent: (Gen. 3:1) The serpent was the most subtle of all the wild beasts that Yahweh God had made. It asked the woman, "Did God really say you were not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?" (3:2) The woman answered the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees in the garden. (3:3) "But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden God said, 'You must not eat it, nor touch it, under pain of death." (3:4) Then the serpent said to the woman, "No! You will not die! (3:5) "God knows in fact that on the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good and evil." What a remarkable statement! "Your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good and evil." The Serpent directly contradicts Yahweh. Obviously, one of them has to be lying. Which one, do you suppose? And, if the serpent speaks true, wouldn't you wish to eat of the magic fruit? Wouldn't it be a good thing, to become "like gods, knowing good and evil"? Or is it preferable to remain in ignorance? (Gen. 3:6) The woman saw that the tree was good to eat and pleasing to the eye, and that it was desirable for the knowledge that it could give. So she took some of its fruit and ate it. She gave some also to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. (3:7) Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they realized that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together to make themselves loincloths. The author makes an interesting assumption here: that if you realize you are naked you will automatically want to cover yourself. Further implications will unfold shortly... (Gen. 3:8) The man and his wife heard the sound of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from Yahweh God among the trees of the garden. (3:9) But Yahweh God called to the man. "Where are you?" he asked. (3:10) "I heard the sound of you in the garden," he replied. "I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid." (3:11) "Who told you that you were naked?" he asked. "Have you been eating of the tree I forbade you to eat?" And so the sign of the Fall becomes modesty. Take note of this. The descendants of Adam and Eve will be distinguished throughout history from virtually all other peoples by their obsessive modesty taboos, wherein they will feel ashamed of being naked. It follows that those who feel no shame in being naked are, by definition, not carriers of this spiritual disease of original sin! (Gen. 3:12) The man replied, "It was the woman you put with me; she gave me the fruit, and I ate it." Right. Blame the woman. What a turkey! (3:13) Then Yahweh God asked the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman replied, "The serpent tempted me and I ate." So of course she blames the serpent. But just what did the serpent do that was so evil? Why, he called Yahweh a liar! Was he wrong? Let's see... (3:21) Yahweh God made clothes out of skins for the man and his wife, and they put them on. Out of skins? This means that Yahweh had to kill some innocent animals to pander to Adam and Eve's new obsession with modesty! And now we come to the crux of the Fall. Yahweh had said back there in chapter (2:17), regarding the fruit of the tree of knowledge, that "on the day you eat of it you shall most surely die." The Serpent, on the other hand, had contradicted Yahweh in chapter (3:4-5): "No! You will not die! God knows in fact that on the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good and evil." So what actually happened? Who lied and who told the truth about this remarkable fruit? The answer is given in the next verse: (3:22) Then Yahweh God said, "See, the man has become like one of us, with his knowledge of good and evil. He must not be allowed to stretch his hand out next and pick from the tree of life also, and eat some and live forever." Get that? Yahweh himself admits that he had lied! In fact, and in Yahweh's own words, the Serpent spoke the absolute truth! And moreover, Yahweh tells the rest of the Pantheon that he intends to evict Adam (and presumably Eve as well) to keep them from gaining immortality to go with their newly-acquired divine knowledge. To prevent them, in other words, from truly becoming gods! So who, in this story, comes off as a benefactor of humanity, and who comes off as a tyrant? THE SERPENT NEVER LIED! Purely symbolic
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • Is religion run by fear?

    Best answer: Yep, Christianity preaches the "or else" principal. Believe or else. No one want to find out what the "or else" is. However Pagans don't have the "or else" principal. We do have karma though. We know that we take responsibility for our own actions, and try to be the best we can following the rede of... show more
    Best answer: Yep, Christianity preaches the "or else" principal. Believe or else. No one want to find out what the "or else" is. However Pagans don't have the "or else" principal. We do have karma though. We know that we take responsibility for our own actions, and try to be the best we can following the rede of "An it harm none, do what you will". to the best of our ability. We will be rewarded or punished depending on our works, however the punishment is not hell as we do not have a hell or a devil. Instead it is to be reborn again to learn from our mistakes in our past lives to pay off our Karmic debt.. If we are rewarded then we may be reborn into a better situation or stay in the summerlands, (our heaven if you will). Most of your patriarchal religions preach the "or else" principal. In Judaism there is no hell but you soul is eliminated from existence, in Muslim beliefs it is the same but you will suffer first. Christianity has the Ole fire and brimstone. It is funny but in the Renaissance, hell was originally cold and dark, built on the principal that you are the farthest from god and there fore away from his light and light equals warmth. At the same time the devil was pictured to be blue or black. Even time doesn't agree with it.
    30 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • How can you get rid of rats in your yard?

    Best answer: Wild rats can be very mean so my suggestion is to either call animal control and have them remove them, or a pest control company. They spread disease and can hurt domestic animals. Poison is to dangerous, if a dog or cat gets into it they will be killed, or if the rats eat it they can crawl to a different place and die and then the... show more
    Best answer: Wild rats can be very mean so my suggestion is to either call animal control and have them remove them, or a pest control company. They spread disease and can hurt domestic animals. Poison is to dangerous, if a dog or cat gets into it they will be killed, or if the rats eat it they can crawl to a different place and die and then the body will either be eaten by a dog, cat or wildlife and die from the poisoning as well. Or it will decay and be a breeding ground for maggots (yuck) then you will also have the stench of rotting flesh. If anything use a live capture trap and rat bait (usually some sort of rat food you can get at a pet store or some veggies) and try to capture them that way. If you go that route, make sure you have some thick leather gloves (welders gloves are best) to handle the cage. Their teeth can be quite long and their jaws are very strong for their size. A bite would be extremely painful. Best bet is animal or pest control. Good luck.
    14 answers · Other - Education · 1 decade ago
  • About Ouja Boards?

    Best answer: OK here is your answer from a true initiated witch. A Ouija board in the hands of an experienced and trained person can safely use a Ouija board. However in the hands of the untrained public, they can be dangerous. What they do: They open a "portal" or communication line with the spirit world. You may be asking to speak to... show more
    Best answer: OK here is your answer from a true initiated witch. A Ouija board in the hands of an experienced and trained person can safely use a Ouija board. However in the hands of the untrained public, they can be dangerous. What they do: They open a "portal" or communication line with the spirit world. You may be asking to speak to your sweet Aunt Edna, but it is not a closed circuit line, it is a "party line". Meaning that you may call Aunt Edna, but someone or something else may answer. If you do not have the strength to keep a strong focus of energies (not only your own but everyone else with you) you will not get the results you ask for. It takes years of disciplined training of not only your energies but of the natural energies around you to accomplish this. If those around you do not take it seriously it will cause problems also. Then there is the problem of "closing the portal". It is not as simple as saying good bye and putting it back into the box. You must know how to release the energies you have called up and brought out. Also there is the possibility that the spirit(s) that come through may not want to go back. This is especially true with the negative energies that are around. I myself Hate them. I want to *itch slap all the managers of toy stores that sell them as games, they are not games! I used one once in my life and had a very negative experience. I will put it in a nut shell for you. I experienced the death of the spirit we called up not once but twice. E-mail me and I will give you the full story. I was 15 and I am 43 now and remember it as if it happened yesterday.
    10 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 1 decade ago
  • Why black dog is associated with the devil why not black pig?

    Best answer: Ahh actually any black animal was associated with evil and darkness. The pig in Judaism is an unclean animal that eats dirt (and so is considered unedible). The color black has long been associated with the devil since he is the "prince of darkness". For a time the color blue represented the devil, during the renaissance. ... show more
    Best answer: Ahh actually any black animal was associated with evil and darkness. The pig in Judaism is an unclean animal that eats dirt (and so is considered unedible). The color black has long been associated with the devil since he is the "prince of darkness". For a time the color blue represented the devil, during the renaissance. Dogs were cosidered messengers of evil, along with ravens, crows, cats, bats and other animals especially owls since they were silent and nocturnal.
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • Is there a difference between Limbo and Purgatory?

    Best answer: Limbo was cancelled (actually stated to not exist) a while ago. Limbo is the place where the souls of unbaptized babies and children would go if they died young. Pergatory is the place you go to to wait out your fate in hell. A sort of Hell lite if you will. These concepts are only found in the Catholic teachings, no other christian... show more
    Best answer: Limbo was cancelled (actually stated to not exist) a while ago. Limbo is the place where the souls of unbaptized babies and children would go if they died young. Pergatory is the place you go to to wait out your fate in hell. A sort of Hell lite if you will. These concepts are only found in the Catholic teachings, no other christian based denomination has such a place.
    18 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • Made love to a god ..ess or daemon ? yet ?

    Best answer: Not yet as I haven't been invited to any beltane rituals in skyclad yet. Nor have I been asked to be the priestess in one. Someday though..
    Best answer: Not yet as I haven't been invited to any beltane rituals in skyclad yet. Nor have I been asked to be the priestess in one. Someday though..
    18 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 1 decade ago
  • Does anyone have a recipe for breakup powder, crossing powder or zodiac oil?

    Best answer: First off my credentials...I am a formally trained and initiated witch in an established tradition. Now for the answer. You are asking for negative majik. Let me caution you that to use such will cause it to come back to you three fold. It is part of the law of karma that noone and I mean NOONE, can escape. If you are wanting to... show more
    Best answer: First off my credentials...I am a formally trained and initiated witch in an established tradition. Now for the answer. You are asking for negative majik. Let me caution you that to use such will cause it to come back to you three fold. It is part of the law of karma that noone and I mean NOONE, can escape. If you are wanting to cross someone or cause a break up then you are only setting yourself up for the same or worse to happen to you. If you are wanting to break up a couple so you can have what they have, it will only result in the person leaving the other and then them hating you for no reason at all. Crossing powder is in the realm of voodoo. As to zodiac oil,...what sign? Zodiac oil is specific to the astrological sign, Aries, Leo, etc....
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • Yahoo roll call.... what's your name and where is your hood?

    Best answer: Ldyrhiannon- Hesperia, CA. In da house!!!!!!
    Best answer: Ldyrhiannon- Hesperia, CA. In da house!!!!!!
    14 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 1 decade ago
  • Can you recomend a good internet radio show on the paranormal?

    Best answer: TAPS has one on their website. It is pretty cool.
    Best answer: TAPS has one on their website. It is pretty cool.
    5 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 1 decade ago
  • The Rollright Stones, can anyone please tell me..............?

    Best answer: This site should answer your questions. I honestly don't have a clue as I have never heard of them.
    Best answer: This site should answer your questions. I honestly don't have a clue as I have never heard of them.
    8 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 1 decade ago
  • Who was the famous necromancer that was killed during his last act?

    Best answer: Chiancungi, the famous Egyptian fortune-teller, who was so famous in England in the seventeenth century. He undertook a wager, to raise up the spirit "Bokim", and having described the circle, he seated his sister Napula by him as his associate. After frequently repeating the forms of exorcism, and ... show more
    Best answer: Chiancungi, the famous Egyptian fortune-teller, who was so famous in England in the seventeenth century. He undertook a wager, to raise up the spirit "Bokim", and having described the circle, he seated his sister Napula by him as his associate. After frequently repeating the forms of exorcism, and calling upon the spirit to appear, and nothing as yet answering his demand, they grew impatient of the business, and quitted the circle, but it cost them their lives; for they were instantaneously seized and crushed to death by that infernal spirit, who happened not to be sufficiently constrained till that moment, to manifest himself to human eyes." Below is the website I got this from. Good Luck.
    7 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 1 decade ago
  • Black Magic?

    Best answer: I have already answered this one on your other questions. First off magic is neither black or white it is the intent in which it is used that makes the difference. Second, blood witch only means born into witchcraft but that doesn't mean anything. That is obvious since you don't even know what the main tenet of the witches... show more
    Best answer: I have already answered this one on your other questions. First off magic is neither black or white it is the intent in which it is used that makes the difference. Second, blood witch only means born into witchcraft but that doesn't mean anything. That is obvious since you don't even know what the main tenet of the witches rede is. Let me clue you in: An it harm none, do what you will and ever mind the rule of 3... Translation-do what you want as long as it harms noone not even yourself. You get what you give back three times as strong be it for good or bad. Do good get rewarded 3x's over. Do bad and it will bite you in the @ss 3x's as bad. The thing with karma is you never know when this will take place. I have seen it happen within minutes and then there is the whole next lifetime it could take effect. My suggestion is this. If you really want to learn then seek out a teacher. Go to an occult store and ask if there are any wicca 101 classes and sign up. Be prepared for a long teaching lesson. It usually takes a year and a day to become an intiated witch. If you are not willing to put forth the effort then do not mess with forces and repercussions that you cannot even begin to understand or control. If you cannot control your anger or hatred then you will be consumed by it and it will control you.
    17 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 1 decade ago
  • The Book Of Enoch?

    Best answer: It should be included along with all the other books that have been removed over the years. My families bible has a book in it called Bel and the Dragon. This bible is over 100 years old! The bible is rewritten to fit the times and to turn the message to the way the writer wants it relayed. If the bible was put back together in the... show more
    Best answer: It should be included along with all the other books that have been removed over the years. My families bible has a book in it called Bel and the Dragon. This bible is over 100 years old! The bible is rewritten to fit the times and to turn the message to the way the writer wants it relayed. If the bible was put back together in the way it was say even 80 years ago it would be labeled as heresy.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • How can you stop yourself from caring about what other people say about you? or think about you?

    Best answer: You must realize that the only one that matters for an opinion of yourself is yourself. You are the only one that matters. If you do not like yourself it will show and others will pick up on it. You must also realize that those who critisize you or your appearance also have self-esteem issues. They can be just jealous of something... show more
    Best answer: You must realize that the only one that matters for an opinion of yourself is yourself. You are the only one that matters. If you do not like yourself it will show and others will pick up on it. You must also realize that those who critisize you or your appearance also have self-esteem issues. They can be just jealous of something you have or the way you look. Realize that you are the best you, you can be. Walk with confidence and purpose, those that cannot walk with you will fall to the wayside. Those that can and do without judgement are your friends. Do not try to "fit in" most of the time the "in croud" are just a bunch of people trying to gain attention because they crave it and need it. Once you gain self confidence nothing anyone can say or do will bother you.
    13 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 1 decade ago
  • Was King Arthur's Excalibur the sword in the stone or the one given to him by the lady in the lake?

    Best answer: Excaliber is both the sword in the stone and given by the lady in the lake. Uther Pendragon (Arthurs father) is the one that put it in the stone before he died. Arthur during a battle had "broken that which could not be broken". It was excaliber, and he threw the peices into the river. Not long after the lady of the lake... show more
    Best answer: Excaliber is both the sword in the stone and given by the lady in the lake. Uther Pendragon (Arthurs father) is the one that put it in the stone before he died. Arthur during a battle had "broken that which could not be broken". It was excaliber, and he threw the peices into the river. Not long after the lady of the lake (one of them actually) had returned it to him whole again, when he returned to the spot where he tossed it.
    17 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 1 decade ago
  • Do you believe in a 'firey hell'? John 3:16 says the alternative to Eternal life is to 'perish'....

    Best answer: My religion does not have a hell. But to answer your question, you must remember that all the people in the bible (Jesus and crew) were all Jewish. In the Jewish belief to perish after death was to mean that your soul would cease to exist thus perish in the eyes of god. It is believed in the jewish faith that when you die you either... show more
    Best answer: My religion does not have a hell. But to answer your question, you must remember that all the people in the bible (Jesus and crew) were all Jewish. In the Jewish belief to perish after death was to mean that your soul would cease to exist thus perish in the eyes of god. It is believed in the jewish faith that when you die you either go to "heaven" if you lived according to gods laws (all 654 of them) or if you were not righteous enough your soul would be destroyed and will no longer exist because it would not be worthy to be in the presence of god. "Hell" as christians believe it to be is not the Jewish "hell". Ghenna was a place where the soul would dwell in eternal slumber, no punishment, no fire/brimstone, no devil. Although Satan is an angel doing the job set for him by god in the Jewish religion.
    7 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • How come when you ask a simple question you get a bible lecture...if i wanted that ill go to church?????

    Best answer: I know what you mean. I am tired of seeing the hard core christians answer questions by using someones elses words and not thier own. I believe that many cannot have a regular conversation without quoting (and improperly I might add) the bible or some scripture. Christianity is the largest brainwashing organization. Hardly any of... show more
    Best answer: I know what you mean. I am tired of seeing the hard core christians answer questions by using someones elses words and not thier own. I believe that many cannot have a regular conversation without quoting (and improperly I might add) the bible or some scripture. Christianity is the largest brainwashing organization. Hardly any of them are open minded to think that the creator has many names and is worshipped in many ways. They also tend to forget they are following the teachings of a Jewish rabbi. Christianity is the youngest religion. By the sounds of it you are a pagan or wiccan. Blessed be and love and light blessings unto you sister. I am a witch, but I am also a dangerous one for christians. I have more grasp of the bible and the teachings in it than they can ever have. I tend to talk them into circles and show them how the bible is no longer a valid book due to its over abundance of rewrites (even though the bible had forbidden it in revelations).
    29 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • What is another impossible dare like drinking a gallon of milk?

    Best answer: It is impossible to touch your elbow to your nose.
    Best answer: It is impossible to touch your elbow to your nose.
    10 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 1 decade ago
  • What is the best way to refer to a group of fauns and centaurs and other mythalogic beings?

    Best answer: A group of fauns would be considered a herd, they are part deer, same with centaurs since they are part equine it too would be considered a herd.
    Best answer: A group of fauns would be considered a herd, they are part deer, same with centaurs since they are part equine it too would be considered a herd.
    9 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 1 decade ago