posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 08:26 PM
This would not work.
I just had a thought, a connection rather. To what the Garden of Eden really is saying.
When they take the apple from the tree of knowledge and learn evil and good, they do not learn to wear clothes or that the flesh is "sin" or
whatever, but that they learn "killing".
One of the outcomes of the apple is the learning of "death" and why we die, this implies an "explaination for death" but you know, maybe it also
implies a realization that we can kill.
We were once animals, incapable of killing eachother, we'd beat our chests and throw stones and hollar, and the strongest would win.
But our intelligence allowed something that would have been learned much later, for it has been a driving force of society forever, and so must be
The ability to kill, to say "I will not back down because he is stronger, I will sharpen a stick and stab him in the lower left of his body, and then
run, letting him die without me ever facing him."
This is where "Good and Evil" truly comes from, for while all things are relative, one thing is not, what we fight for.
We fight for Good (defined differently among cultures, but with similarities) or Evil (always ignorance, no matter what culture, evil if they define
anything as such, is always a state of ignorance).
And because of the realization of these two "things" we can never go back.
Someone will always be ignorant, and use their feelings for judgement and kill out of "Evil", and when it is a person who commands men, then others
must rise up that know he is wrong, and fight as well.
Because of this, we can have no Utopia. no peace, no cooperation, as a whole.
While we'll have short times of doing so, there will be conflict for all sorts of reasons, that can be wholy but not accurately summed up as "Evil
The story of Adam and Eve, shows that we have gained something, that we can not do away with, it is not the Ring of Sauron, that we can simply cast
into the fires of Mount Doom.
It is our burden, forever, and it will never change. For when Ignorance takes hold Evil spreads its darkness, and when evil becomes too encompassing
the Good take heart and turn the balance through bravery, and when the Good have won peace for too long, they grow ignorant, and we all know where
It is a cycle, we shall always have to bare.