posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 05:34 PM
Originally posted by tungus
Knowledge of good and evil implies the ability to comprehend the effect of ones' actions. The preservation and transmission of this knowledge is the
ability to read and write. They go together.
[edit on 27-10-2009 by tungus]
I don't see how they go together. A radio may be the means in which to bring a song or a message, but it isn't in and of itself THE song or message.
The ability to write down information on quantum physics isn't the knowledge of quantum physics in and of itself. Yes, it is a form of knowledge, but
it isn't specifically the knowledge of good and evil, no more than it is the knowledge of quantum physics.
Repeatedly I hear you guys talking about the "Word of God" and serpents the way the "Bible describes it". I find it ironic then, that you guys are
saying God doesn't want us to know how to read and write. The 10 commandments were scribed on stone with God's own hand...and commanded by God for
us to READ. The written word is one of the parts of the armor of God (the sword) that we're supposed to have. It also says "Faith comes by hearing
and SEEING of the word".
dzonatas, you misinterpret Christians when you imply that we assume the right to judge others. A bad representation of a Christian would do that, (ok
so that might a percentage far higher than my liking) but God is the judge of things, not us. I think a good summary of the Christians creed...if you
will, is simply "God has given me more life than I ever imagined, more joy, more love and more purpose than i thought possible. If you don't have
that, then I want you to experience it yourself and I want to show you how." To put it in Jesus' words "I came so that you may have life, and have
it more abundantly. " It's not a "your a cancer cause you don't believe what I do". I hope you understand the difference.
God didn't create a robot (as some of you are insinuating) and with free will, we chose other things other than God. You are right in the fact that
the serpent wasn't THE issue. The serpent was just the tempter/suggester of the issue. I don't even believe the issue was the fact that we have the
knowledge of good and evil (if it was then even with the cross I wouldn't be able to enter heaven)....the issue was that God asked us not to taste of
it, and we disobeyed and did it anyway...we SINNED. Why were those trees there in the first place? Who knows, maybe God was going to give them to us
later. (With the cross we get eternal life, so the other tree has been given to us) Maybe God used the trees as a means to exercise free will...to
give us the OPTION, but I feel like you guys are caught up in the tree, when you should be caught up in the sin.
Originally posted by prototist
what its really saying is, "dont eat from the tree of knowledge! your mind is much better off as a slave to dogmatic religious thought (or rather,
the lack thereof)! the bible says so! if the bible says so, it must be true!"
The bible also says that we will judge angels. Whoa...that's pretty privileged if you ask me. Kinda counter to the "slave mentality" you guys keep