Originally posted by JayinAR
reply to post by xstealth
As far as the fruit of knowledge being metaphorical for sex?
I don't see it that way.
I personally believe it refers to the ability to read and write.
I also don't think it's about sex. Animals had sex all the time, no one made a fuss about it. When Adam and Eve did it, Yahweh got all fired
If humans couldn't re-produce on their own, because they were a cross of two species, (Anunnaki + genetically tweeking Primates = Humans),
suddenly after eating an 'apple' they could, I can see the metaphor. But if it was just sex, it doesn't make sense why Yahweh flipped
his lid when he discovered what those two had been up to.
Sure, he loses control of human manufacturing, but it is more than that. It couldn't have been that he was concerned with the quality of humans
produced or the runaway train of human population on the planet.
His concern was that they, meaning us, can now tell the difference between good and evil and decide for themselves. So he kicks the poor Adam and Eve
out of Eden (Enki's biolab), locks the door and puts two Cherubs with flaming swords at the gates. He did that rather quickly so Enki couldn't do
more unauthorized upgrades. He had to move fast because if Enki, god forbid, granted them long life, then they, in Yahweh's words, would be royally
screwed if the humans became immortal. I'm paraphrasing, obviously.
That is why I am amused every time when people say that Yahweh gave us free will because, oh, he loved us so much. And then when he became
distraught with the wickedness of man he scarified his only son for the sins of mankind, that's how much god loved us...Say what?!
Instead of all the hand wringing, not to mention the horrific murder of his apparently only child, wouldn't it have been more appropriate and
compassionate if he had us created with the awareness of all there is and gave us long life, too? But that would have made us gods and he wasn't
creating gods, he was creating little servile humans. And his worry was that if you raise their awareness to a certain level, they begin to question
the situation. And he was going to have none of that. So here we are.
At least, he could have eliminated the genetic disorders, that is, if he was creating the perfect human, which he wasn't!
I wish that people would see past the bubbly feel good 'god-loves-me' nonsense and see this guy for what he really is! Instead they get all
defensive for disturbing their soap opera belief structure. It could be worse, they could burn people at the stake, I suppose.
Anyway, thank you for letting me rant.
[edit on 21-9-2009 by tungus]