posted on May, 17 2004 @ 09:46 PM
Yeah but then Eve tempted Adam to do the same thing right after the serpent (presumably the devil) tempted her!
See, it took a godlike force to tempt Eve, but it only took Eve to tempt Adam! So if you think Eve is more temptable, think again
On a serious note, this is an allegory, and I don't see the distinction between Eve and Adam as one being more temptable than the other - they were
required to fully represent the human race in this symbolic story, which consists of both sexes. Maybe the serpent flipped a coin? The point is, they
were BOTH tempted, even if one of them was tempted first.
Both, Eve and Adam were part of the same race, made of the same stuff, living on the same world, and therefore having the same awareness, gullibility,
and understanding of reality. Therefore, by tempting one of them, the other sorta succumbs through peer pressure, as the half that was not directly
tempted by the "source" directly, can now be much more easily tempted by those who have already succumbed. The rest just falls into place! But since
you're interested in the finer points of this story, what would you say it means, if viewed symbolically? What kind of things do the characters and
events in this story symbolize? What happens are a result of these events, and why? What mistake have Adam/Eve made? This is really deeper than it
seems, but if you wish, you can think about these things and form your own conclusions.