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A roman emperor caused the bible to exist as it does today.
the book mentioned on adam and eve, doesn't only completes, it's also compatible with the accumulated info, I've learned over the years. Surprisingly there is also some science suggesting into this direction.
What reasons do you have for claiming it sci fi ?
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I think I must have misinterpreted your original post to me. Its better to agree to disagree. I know I can learn much from you. No since arguing over anything. I am sure what we are both seeking, is the same thing, we just have different paths. I completely believe that Jesus was God in the flesh. As I am certain you do as well. So, as your sister, its way better to just love each other.
For a chunk of my life I would have died for my faith in the bible. But, its our faith in the Creator that actually matters, and I am fairly certain we agree on that.
Thank you for catching my perimeter error. I type fast, so sometimes if the spell check doesn't flash on a word, I miss it being a miss spell. But, hey no one is perfect.
Before they ate the fruit, they didn't know the difference between good and evil, so how could they have understood they were being evil?
Good and evil; if they know good AND evil, side by side, that implies that they know them as distinct.
Their “knowledge” relates to the boundary line between them.
In fact it comes close to knowing good FROM evil.
So this will be the kind of knowledge that makes judgements on the rightness and wrongness of things, though it need not be limited to moral judgements.
That explains what is meant by the previous phrase, “You will be like God”.
They will be like God in that they “know good and evil”.
So this points to God as the one who determines what is right or wrong.
If they do this for themselves, they are imitating one of his features, and putting themselves in his place.
So that will be the point.
If they’re claiming a “knowledge of good and evil”, that means making their own decisions about these things, instead of depending on God’s judgement.
The central theme of the Bible is that this is when things began going wrong.
There was a misalignment between our newly independent decision making and the will of God.
Would it have been better, then, for us to have remained as instinctive animals?
Would that have been more in keeping with God’s plans?
Or should the development of our conscious will be seen as a stage in our progress towards a future state in which our conscious decision-making has been re-aligned with God’s will? (Another version of the FELIX CULPA idea)
No he did not. That is a myth invented on the internet, which has been refuted many times on ATS.
And Genesis is a Hebrew book, part of the Jewish scriptures. No Christian Emperor could have any control over the content of Jewish scriptures. The contents of the Old Testament are, by definition, the books which the Jews accept.
You like that book because it fills in gaps in your information.
That is my reason for calling it fiction, because it was blatantly written to satisfy readers like yourself, who don't like gaps in the information and want them to be filled in.
I've posted an argument, that didn't fit with the Genesis story. What was I thinking...
Simon Peter said to him, "Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of life." Jesus said, "I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every woman who will make herself male will enter the kingdom of heaven."
For every woman who will make herself spiritual (male) will enter the kingdom of heaven.
The Upanisadic story speaks of two birds perched on the branch of a pippala tree. One eats the fruit of tree while the order merely watches its companion without eating. The pippala tree stands for the body. The first bird represents a being that regards himself as the jivatman or individual self and the fruit it eats signifies sensual pleasure. In the same body (symbolized by the tree) the second bird is to be understood as the Paramatman. He is the support of all beings but he does not know sensual pleasure. Since he does not eat the fruit he naturally does not have the same experience as the jivatman (the first). The Upanisad speaks with poetic beauty of the two birds. He who eats the fruit is the individual self, jiva, and he who does not eat is the Supreme Reality, the one who knows himself to be the Atman. It is this jiva that has come to be called Eve in the Hebrew religious tradition. "Ji" changes to "i" according to a rule of grammar and "ja" to "ya". We have the example of "Yamuna" becoming "Jamuna" or of "Yogindra" being changed to "Joginder ". In the biblical story "jiva" is "Eve" and "Atma" (or "Atman") is "Adam". "Pippala" has in the same way changed to "apple". The Tree of Knowledge is our "bodhi-vrksa". "Bodha" means "knowledge". It is well known that the Budhha attained enlightenment under the bodhi tree. But the pipal (pippala) was known as the bodhi tree even before his time.
Or should the development of our conscious will be seen as a stage in our progress towards a future state in which our conscious decision-making has been re-aligned with God’s will?
Man suffers from 'time'...metaphorically, he is expelled from paradise because he now believes he is a thing in time.....and in time all things die.
Nor was it the discovery of sex. When Adam and Eve were introduced into the story, we were told that God made them man and wife