i guess what is frustrating to me(besides arguing with a christian about god) is trying to explain how religion works to non-religious people!
let me break it down why you are going to hell.
satan told eve to eat from the tree of life,then she would be like god and see good and evil.
she talked adam into eating from the tree as well,even though god told them both,they can take anything from the garden EXCEPT the fruit from the tree
well,leave it to a chick to screw things up (just kidding ladies! this is not my belief!)
after their 'snack',they both could see good and evil,saw themselves naked and got embarassed,and donned some fig leaves to cover up.
then god come strutting by,and asked whats up with the fig leaves,and they fessed up,telling god they ate from the tree of life,and they could see
good and evil.
well god got all pissy and kicked them out of the garden,and blocked the entrance with a flaming sword.
this whole episode is called original sin.
now,thanx to eve,woman would feel the pains of child birth(and men would feel the pain of being with a chick who was pregnant!!!
still kidding ladies!)
and everybody born would be born into original sin.
your only salvation is to let jesus christ into your heart,so you can be born again.this is the only way to get to heavan.
where i start asking questions (specially to christians) is how did people get to heavan before jesus showed
do they have to rot in the ground until the rapture???
well,anyway,thats why your going to hell!
don't get me wrong. i love the book of genesis.it is a true magikal grimmoir.
it is full of kabbalistic,and symbolic imagery. and if any one out there practices gematria,there is a wealth of knowledge to be gained from this
the first few paragraphs basically explains the big bang theory!
don't let the christians fool you with their version of the garden of eden!
the whole bible is full of wisdom,if you know how to study it!
the book of job is another book that christians have a hard time explaining!
for me,i just wish they would add back all the other books of the bible they left out,because those books didn't 'fit' into the end result the