posted on May, 18 2005 @ 04:53 AM
The story of the Garden of Eden and the creation of man and woman. Cosmic fruits, persuasive serpents and 'His & Her' fig leaves; the Biblical
version of our origins is a tale that has intrigued - and puzzled - Christians and non-Christians alike throughout the ages. The interpretations of
the story itself are many and varied. Here's just a few:
God made a garden in Sumeria or wherever and in it grew magical trees, the fruit of which could bestow knowledge of good vs
evil, and eternal life on those who ate it. There was an evil, talking snake in one of the trees that convinced Eve to eat the fruit. God was in the
dark about all this until taking a stroll in the garden one day, he noticed Adam and Eve covering their private bits with leaves. God got pissed off
and he kicked them out of Eden, and placed a flaming sword and Cherubim at the entrance to stop anyone sneaking back in.
The story of Adam and Eve is a fable intended to provide us with some sort of understanding regarding our creation and our relation to
God. All of the objects and creatures mentioned in the story are symbolic. The actual truth of the creation of man is far beyond our ability to
conceptualize, so God had to "dumb it down" for us.
God and the angels were/are extraterrestrials from another planet/galaxy/dimension. They created Adam and Eve through uber-advanced
genetic engineering technology, possibly by altering the DNA of existing prehistoric man. The trees of Life and Knowledge are ancient man's
interpretations of some sort of technological/metaphysical secret that we stumbled upon while playing in E.T. God's laboratory. The serpent was
possibly a Reptilian E.T.
The original story has been so changed and diluted by retellings, translation and alterations that there's no telling how
little of what really happened is still left in the text.
There never was a Garden of Eden. The entire story is a complete myth passed down over time and altered with each retelling until it
was finally "penned" to become the current biblical version. There is no God.
So, I'm curious, what's your take on the Garden of Eden?