posted on Oct, 23 2007 @ 06:43 AM
you've brought up lots of things that deserve equal attention, but i'll focus on the adam and eve bit.
the story of adam and eve disobeying God and falling from grace is a story that you must understand if you are to understand the rest of the bible.
that is why it is right at the front.
it is about human arrogance and being deceived into thinking "we know best - we are like god". it's not about agriculture really, its about the
basically, to get to know God, you must approach God in humility, and you cannot be humble unless you admit that you are imperfect and not
all-knowing. that is what the story of adam and eve teaches people who want to know God. it's also the first step to understanding human nature. we
can be foolish and easily deceived.
there is a tendancy for humans to think they are perfect and god-like and will live forever. just look at how carelessly young males drive their new
cars, just before they crash them and die. they feel invincible.
i think in a way you are right though, i think civilisation is based on the idea that "if we put our minds together, we can solve all the worlds
like back then it was like two tribes agreed to band together because they had strength in numbers to defeat the other hostile or invading tribes, and
so on and so forth, and the more people that joined these tribal alliances, the more agricultural land they had to control to feed everyone, so they
set up walls and defences and trained armies and made weapons, all so they could keep making babies and feeding their families and perpetuating their
existence. i think that's basically how civilisations started, and not much has changed really. except that the tribal chiefs became power hungry and
selfish, and then they started only passing the power onto their sons and close relatives, so then along came royal families and governments etc
then all the problems of living in close proximity became more prominent - theft, prostitution, rape, murder, disease, fights, disputes, etc
etc....and so over time, as populations have got bigger and bigger, these problems have become more and more obvious and impacting more, so the royal
families and governments today are saying - "we need a solution!" in steps the "great work" to make the world society run like a well-oiled
machine, what we call the techno-plutocratic new world order.
the problem is, these "problems" are not problems of civilisation, and they are not problems of a few evil people. they all stem from our
imperfection as adams and eves. we are all adams and eves. we all want to live our own way without any consequences. that is the moral of the
no society will ever be perfect because humans are imperfect. when the great day comes when evil will be judged and the whole universe is transformed
into perfection, then things will pick up for the remnant of the human race. until then, keep learning.