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Originally posted by Vamp333
had a totally random thought today ..
if 'God' requested Adam & Eve not to eat from the Apple tree .. and they were punished for disobeying his request .. why do people who are believers in God still eat Apples to this day...??
was his request not to eat Apples soully from this one particular tree in the garden & all the other apple trees of the world where free to eat from...??
did God take back this order & give people permission to eat Apples...??
or are people still disobeying his request & everyone is going to hell for eating apples...??
*NOTE: please take into consideration that this is just a random thought i had & i have no intention of cutting Apples from my diet
Originally posted by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
reply to post by Vamp333
There is absolutely no proof that the fruit they ate was indeed an apple.
This is just the popular story believed by many religious folk out there.
For me the forbidden fruit was more a spiritual thing than a physical object. It was the "awakening" so to speak of man, and his quest for knowledge.
Originally posted by SaberTruth
Not only is the type of fruit not specified, but once again people call it "the tree of knowledge" and leave off the rest: "OF GOOD AND EVIL". They do this to burn the straw man that God is somehow against humans having "knowledge", which they also presume is something esoteric and enlightening.
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
Are you surprised? Skeptics rarely get it exactly right and parade straw man after straw man with a bit of hasty generalization mixed in for good measure.