Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago

Wasn’t eating the fruit a good thing? Why would God want Adam and Eve to remain ignorant and lacking in self awareness?

16 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    According to Genesis 2:16,17 Jehovah God gave Adam & Eve told them they couldn’t eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge of food & bad because they will positively die. Due to their disobedience, the entire human race was affected by sin & death according to Romans 5:12.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    I happen to think we would be better off being able to run around naked all the time and have good food right at our finger tips.

    Being ignorant does have its advantages!

  • Doc
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    That's what creationists want today.

  • 4 weeks ago

    It wasn't good or bad. It was necessary -- or at least it was one way to establish mortality, fertility, and cognizance of good and evil. Maybe God had a better way in mind, but he certainly does not want his children ignorant of good and evil.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    None of it ever happened, its just ancient superstition.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No, God doesn't want us to remain ignorant or lacking in self awareness. Eating from the tree of knowledge is a metaphor of partaking in the consciousness of being like God who can define what is (relative) good and (relative) evil.

  • 4 weeks ago

    All religions are based on ignorance.

    The purpose of "The Tree of the Knowledge" myth in Abrahamic religions is to encourage followers to stay ignorant.

    From an anthropological point of view, this myth and the Fall of Man can also be understood as an allegory of the Neolithic revolution.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Maybe you need to read it for yourself and see what it actually says, before making a fool of yourself?

  • 4 weeks ago

    Eating the fruit was, in retrospect, a bad thing. They would not be ignorant for long, as their frames of reference expanded with experience. But eating the fruit wasn't God's idea, nor was it Adam and Eve's; it was Satan's idea, and direct violation to the Creator's perfect plan!

  • 4 weeks ago

    Eating the fruit WAS a good thing 

    because it *still* proves beyond all doubt 

    that if Jesus couldn't die for 'original sin' .... 

    he couldn't die for any sin at all. 

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