Originally posted by jericanman
what things would you classify under tree of life v knowledge.
Let me simplify things: I believe that the creator ( God, Buddha, Allah, Ganesha, Jehovah....your choice ) was the beginning of our beginning. I
chose to take on God & the Garden of Eden because that is the most popular belief in current times. ( No, I'm not an atheist. Yes I do believe in God
& Jesus Christ, but I also believe in Buddha, Allah, etc, etc. Who's to say that it wasn't all a part of His plan to begin with. More on that
Now, take for instance a computer program. Man "creates" this program and it takes on a "life" of its own. (meaning that the program runs in
accordance to its parameters) As long as the program is doing what its supposed to be doing, there is no problems, but the second an outside source
introduces a new "thought or idea" to the program, things aren't running the way they were supposed to. So what happens? You're gonna have to go
back and revamp the program, try to debug the system, & re-write it, all while the program itself is trying to make sense of whats going on.
I believe the same thing happened in the Garden of Eden. God made us perfect in His own image and without the knowledge of knowing, all we
was life, to be alive. (i.e. the Tree of Life) Once man was introduced to thought and wonder (i.e. the Tree of Knowledge) we were no
longer perfect. We wanted
to know everything. So, as punishment, we have been forced to go out and learn. Life is a learning experience & you
can't tell me that you don't learn something new everyday. We all do.
Basically, we were perfect in not have to know anything. All of our needs were provided for. There was no war, hate, jealousy, envy, no kind of evil
because we were not aware of such things. Now that we are, we have a need to know everything we possibly can. 'Why does this do that? How does this
work? How can I make this happen?' It was as if God said " Ok , since you don't wanna listen, don't want to accept want I have given you & wanna
act like you know everything...You shall now be forced to learn about everthing for the remaining years you will have on this earth." ( You wanna be
me? Ok, you're gonna have to do like me...start from scratch. Learn how to keep yourselves warm, to catch & find your own food, to keep yourselves