If God is all powerful why would he knowingly create a being that was going to eventually turn against him
Because it is an inevitability. When you have a planet of 7 billion people, you are going to have 1 tiger woods, 1 michael jordan, 1 michaelangelo,
there will always be one master of any category you want to look into; chess, cooking, murders, rapes, auto design, wars, etc.
You yourself probably want to have kids or will want to one day. You have no idea how they will turn out and yet they have equally the same potential
to be killers as they do to be civilized members of society.
and eventually punish the people for buying into what was, for all intents and purposes, a 'Godly Mistake'
Does God punish? Or do we punish ourselves? You might want to review your angles on these topics. Remember, a majority view isn't always right.
but the reason I would side with the Serpent is because he actually argued for freedom.
He argued for freedom as a trick. That would be like me telling you that if you do heroin, your eyes will be opened and you will know the truth.
Technically I wouldn't be lying .......I would just be rephrasing the fact that your eyes would be open to how addicted your butt now is and that you
are now a slave to what I showed you.
God forbode man of eating from the tree of knowledge. I'm curious if the believers out there have considered that. Where would man be without
You might want to review the Eastern Orthodoxy interpretation of Genesis. What's interesting is that their interpretation is actually similar to that
of most religions.
Paraphrased: In the beginning we were with God, knew God, had Oneness with God, and there was no ego or separation anywhere. Then the serpent tricked
us into eating of this fruit which meant putting on an ego, or an aspect that presents to us separation from each other and from God.
Now we are working on getting back to the original garden or shall I say original state of non-ego.
Genesis is allegorical.
He made us in his image apparently, but he couldn't handle having a creation that shared intellect. He wanted slaves.
Your missing the point. We all come from God, we all pre-existed before this. We are all individual drops from the ocean that is God. It's impossible
for God to have slaves. Thats putting a human characteristic, a want of slaves, on God who is beyond the human notion of wants/ego/duality.
Move beyond these views. Research Christian Mysticism, Gospel of Thomas, Advaita, Vasistha, Tao, Eastern Orthodoxy, nonduality ......then after tons
of research you come back to the Bible and see everything in a whole new light.
Dont listen to what Westernized Xtianity tells you. Its all covered up with this theology based on logic and reason. God is beyond logic and reason,
beyond good and evil, beyond all these chracteristics your trying to put on her/him/it/all of it.
[edit on 8-8-2009 by dominicus]