Do you believe in Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden? Talking snake, etc?
Yes....and here's why. I believe that God did create man in His own image...but that doesn't mean He looks like us. That's just an archaic holdover by the literalists. Image means character and attributes. We were created to reveal the character of God, but got sidetracked.
And I have no problem believing that God could produce Eve from Adam's rib. We know every cell contains the total genetic map for the entire person. We also know that bone marrow is one of the most fertile areas of cellular reproduction. so, in actuality, God simply did what science is validating on a daily basis.
Oh, and did He form Adam from the ground? Every element discovered in the earth has been shown to be in man at approximately the same ratio as the overall ratio in the planet. Water is the most prevalent, and we are 70% water, etc. Trace elements-trace amounts. Go figure...
Talking serpent? Why not. Anybody with a Yorkie knows that dogs communicate with us still.... Porpoise research shows they have a language, as do whales, which are both kingdom Animalia and mammals. Is it really a stretch to believe that before Adam abdicated his place of dominion that this communication was more credible?
No I don't believe in that stuff. It's a metaphoric description regarding some rather silly beliefs.
I used to tolerate religions as silly emotional comfort of ignorant peoples. Now I absolutely despise religions and religion, in general, is at the top of my enemies list.
If the religious types think I'm mean and nasty then they will understand how I feel about them.
I am a baptised Catholic, but since growing up have disowned the religion. I've come to believe that all in all, Genesis was a way in which Scholars felt that the uneducated masses would understand what they call the sacred creation of life. Basically, it's a metaphorical story, meant to emphasize the power of God and our need to worship him.
So to answer your question, no I don't believe in it any more than any other fictional story.
Yes, I do.
I do believe that God created mankind and that we were simple. We were so simple that we were decieved.
Where I might differ, is in the form of deception.
Yes, I believe in God and in demons. Yes, I believe.
Might there be more to the story as a whole? Yes, I make way for that also.
Eve was Adam's second wife - we aren't told the name of his first.
Also: in Genesis, you will find this statement, 'there was giants in the land in those days'. That 's all you get - no explanation.
Another anomaly concerns the 'sons of god' being attracted to the 'daughters of men' - there is no explanation as to who these characters were or how they came to exist.
The Garden of Eden itself is derived from the 'Garden of the Hesperides,' of Greek myth. The tree that bore the golden apples: apples that bestowed infinite wisdom and eternal life upon those whom partook of their flesh, was located here. It was protected by a serpent. This story predates Genesis by at least 500 years.
of course not. it's another story to make the bible more interesting but it makes no sense. eve wasn't even adam's first wife.
Yes, I do. I am LDS and the 8th article of faith states, "WE believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.
While some plain and precious parts were taken from the Bible the story of Adam and Eve and the talking snake are true.
Yes, I do.
Nowhere in the bible does it say there was ever a talking snake.
Before all this occurred, he was called a serpent, and he didn't crawl on his belly...and there is a lot more to the Garden of Eden then meets the eye. Like what and where it was.
The English translated bible lost so much
by Dave Mathews 6 years ago
If Adam and Eve did not disobey God's one and only rule, command, about the fruit of that one tree, the tree of "Knowledge of good and evil", the way I see it, we would all still be living in Eden. We could pretty much do what we wanted, go where we wanted, eat what we wanted. There would...
by Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago
To which country did Adam and Eve belong?
by Castlepaloma 5 years ago
Man started wearing clothes 170000 years agoAdam and Eve were naked 6014 years agoAnatomically modern humans originated in Africa about 200000 years ago , most people can believe this, then how come most people are Religious?
by qwark 3 years ago
Let's see,mmm, this "god" thing created Adam:"And The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being." (Genesis 2:7)."The Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be all alone."...
by Joleen 5 years ago
Adam and Eve - Truth or Myth?Do you believe Adam and Eve are real people or allegorical figures. If they are physically true, why or how do you know, and if allegorical, what is the meaning or purpose of the story?
by topgunjager 23 months ago
Why are there so many different races if we all came from adam and eve? Does it support evolution that we changed to different faces and colors and body types because we were exposed to different conditions that made our body adapt? If not then pls. explain.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|