Wasn’t eating the fruit a good thing? Why would God want Adam and Eve to remain ignorant and lacking in self awareness?
- Anonymous3 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.
- Anonymous4 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!
- DocLv 54 weeks ago
That's what creationists want today.
- PubliusLv 74 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.
- ob1knobLv 74 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.
- Ernest SLv 74 weeks ago
Maybe you need to read it for yourself and see what it actually says, before making a fool of yourself?
- Bobby JimLv 74 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!
- Campbell HaydenLv 74 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.