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I baught a Holy Bible and read some of it. The part where god makes stuff is cool but I dont understand the garden part. their is a talking snake. Their are no talikg snakes. Why is their a talking snake? God leaves atree their and gets mad because they eat from it. If you leave a cooky jar out and your kid eats them you have noone to blame but youself. Why does god? Can somebody anser.

posted to life by Blaine, Archaeologist of Good (15 comments)


Blaine, Archaeologist of Good,

I red about nouh and the arc. god was mad. I dont want make him mad. im lonely. no one tawk at church.

Blaine, Archaeologist of Good,

god send us to hel l if we bad. we come bak?

Blaine, Archaeologist of Good,

Why dosnt sumeone hel p me?

Blaine, Archaeologist of Good,

It was tree of nowledge. Why is nowledge bad.

Morty, Crusader of the Satisfied,

Consider the Bible as a whole and not just a singular passage. Think about what God is. Is it possible God did not know Adam and Eve would sin? To use your cookie jar analogy, a parent who leaves the a jar full of cookies out in the open is asking for trouble. God knew what he was doing. He does not exist in the here and now as we do. His concept of time and space is vastly different than ours. He knew they would sin.

So with that in mind, what's the deal with the snake and the tree?

The snake embodies that inner demon that seems to exist within us all. That voice that tells you to cheat, steal, do bad things.

The tree embodies our innate flaws. We are not capable of living a sinless life. Had Adam and Eve avoided the fruit of the tree on that faithful day, they would have eventually succumbed to their desires because that is part of what it means to be human.

While analyzing the story itself away from the Bible's entirety is a great way to dismiss the entire Bible because of talking snakes, it's not true. Whether it happened the way it was written or not isn't important. What is important is understanding who you are and that you cannot live a sinless existence.

Later on in the book you'll learn that that's okay and you are worthy of redemption.

Blaine, Archaeologist of Good,

God made people with sin. He could have made us not sinning. Why did he make us bad?

Blaine, Archaeologist of Good,

Are you still their? I have questions? Help?

Morty, Crusader of the Satisfied,

I don't know, but I have an idea.

Think about all of your favorite works of art. Music, books, movies, etc. Think about the inspiration of this art. Most art comes from pain and suffering. Both of which are (not exclusively) results of sin.

Think about Newton's Third Law: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. That statement seems to apply to so many aspects of life and the universe as a whole. What if, without sin there could be no beauty? We are sinful, but we are also capable of endless love and beauty.

Blaine, Archaeologist of Good,

Should I read the tower of babel? Is it good?

Blaine, Archaeologist of Good,

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Blaine, Archaeologist of Good,

Should I read the tower of babel? Is it good?