Can you really consider the Garden a paradise? In the bible, God never warned his children that there was evil in the garden. It is like saying to a child don't touch the stove, and not tell them about the very hot burner. Of course the child will be curious and like most children will find out the hard way. A good parent will also look out for the children while they are young to train them. God didn't do anything of the things. Would a human parent put a cobra into a children's sand box? You would expect a higher intelligence from a God. What does paradise look like from that Goc?
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The bibles are only stories at best. And a snake doesn't talk, and the tree didn't have any knowledge, as Adam and Eve weren't any smarter after eating the apple. People are basically evil, and nothing in history has shown any change.
Next you are visually thinking a snake was a bad animal at that time. NO , Adam named all the animals so the actual snake was no threat , but satan use the snakes body to throw his voice from.
Believers think the stories are literal, so it makes sense to demolish them in the literal sense; there's no fun in simply saying "It's just an allegory," because as true as that is, it doesn't give me the satisfaction of watching them squirm.
A fact is a fact, and it is proof, while everything else is just a story. The bible is vague and ambiguous because the people that wrote them were human and had no divine help. Even as an allegory, the snake tainted the illusion of paradise.
by trying to literally demolish them requires a non sequitur stance which demeans the demolisher's logic. Stating God exists to prove He allegedly doesn't is pointless.
Where and what is this literal demolish??
Read the comments. There's only a few of them.
Can't see it!
Brad only after the flood animals would be afraid of human read Ge 9:1-2 A fear of you and a terror of you will continue upon every living creature of the earth and upon every flying creature of the heavens, upon everything ,
No danger only satan.
The God of the Bible has failed at everything he tried to accomplish. The list of failures is long. It starts by discriminating against women, Eve was merely a reluctant choice for the position of Adam's helper, companion is what is mentioned in your
Are you saying that if you told your new to the world child not to touch something that would be good parenting? That it is the same thing as teaching your child?
No I did not say newborn , because a new born can not comprehend right from wrong
Adam and Eve new the situation and Eve repeated the warning to satan . But she listen to the voice of satan , not her Father.
They are new borns, and it is the same as don't talk to strangers. There was no training. Leaving your child alone unsupervised with the serpent is not good parenting w/b like leaving them with a pedophile.. Why have the serpent in the first place?
Brad Adam lived to be 930 years old that is how perfect his body was until he betrayed his Father, we though can barely live to be 100 years that how far we have fallen from perfection, No they were not babies, but they had free will, just as Jesus
All kids have free will, but they also deserve parents that will train them in spite of their free will. If someone did what God did, everyone would vote to put them in jail for child negligence. Your story just proved how bad a parent God was.
Brad you are picturing Adam and Eve as children, remember only Adults can have children , they had children they fully knew right from wrong , Adam was created before Eve he better then her.
They were the children of God, and we don't even know how long they were around before the Apple incident. They certainly lacked the experience of being more than children. There is no mention of what they knew.
Brad the scriptures simply says as Adam speak they are full grown Adults, not as a child , notice he calls Eve a, woman, not child, Also the scriptures does not indicate it was, an apple,
Ge 3:7 (Then they sewed fig leaves)
Apple is not indicated
The Serpent posed a real threat, the loss of paradise. How can paradise include the serpent?
As far as science, the BBT is just a theory, and it really doesn't matter how the universe started because we can't change it.
A scientific theory isn't the same as a rhetorical theory. The fact that the Earth orbits the Sun, for example, is also a scientific theory, and so are the existence of microorganisms and plate tectonics.
The difference between BBT, and the Earth revolving around the Sun, is that that latter is a proven fact. That replaced the theory posed by the church, debunked by Copernicus, and the church believing in their bibles killed Galileo for not believing
1. What do you mean by 'paradise'?
2. Do you feel the book of Genesis presents the Garden of Eden as a 'paradise' in the way you define the term? Why/Why not?
What do you think was the Garden of Eden
A work farm for Adam?