Oh yes, that's right. When using the brain with which I was supplied, I thought of two more reasons why the tree story is ridiculous, after I posted part one.
First: Is death
good or evil? Adam and Eve obviously knew what it meant. Notice when
they were told by El/Elohim that they would surely die in the day the
day they knew what good and evil was, they're not recorded as to having
asked what "die" means. But Eve repeated it to the serpent, saying
Elohim said that they would die. It all seems to imply she knew what
dying meant. So, clearly they already knew some evil before eating the fruit.
simple revealing of what it means to die is some knowledge of good and
evil. I think Adam and Eve would likely think of their lives as good
and that dying would be evil.
Second: There was also
the tree of life. Why didn't they just eat from that tree first? And
what would that mean? That they'd get spirit bodies to live forever?
Then they couldn't reproduce more flesh-bodied people so that their
offspring could make their own choices whether to "know good and evil."
it mean they'd just stay alive as long as they continually ate from
it? But that wouldn't make sense, because it sounds as if they were
going to live indefinitely in physical bodies, anyway, so long as they
didn't eat from the Knowledge tree. There was nothing saying, "You'll
die eventually, anyway, so long as you don't eat from that tree." From
the post-eating words from the Elohim, it sounds as if they decided to
guard the tree of life to prevent Adam and Eve from living forever.
what if Adam and Eve had eaten from the tree of life first and so would
have lived forever? Then what if they'd eaten from the knowledge tree
afterward? Or would that tree then be blocked off if they'd eaten from
the tree of life first? We already know that the Elohim said, after
the garden couple had eaten from the knowledge tree, that they then were
like the Elohim in that they knew good from evil. So having the same
knowledge of what is good and bad like the Elohim can't be tolerated,
but living forever like the Elohim would have been tolerated, had they
eaten from the tree of life first?
But if they'd have
lived forever, then they'd eventually know good and evil, regardless of
whether they'd eat from the knowledge tree, as I explained in my part
And besides, later on in the bible the
knowing what is good from evil is hailed as a good thing and that we
should seek knowledge and choose the good and reject the evil.
making a lot of sense now why it's said a person needs to become like a
little child in order to believe in all this nonsense. A poor innocent
child will usually just believe what their authority figures tell them,
Of course, this is just the
beginning of the breakdown of the absolute folly of the book people call
the bible. I am one of the many who bought into it all and now have
gone into it fresh and unblinded, putting aside pre-indoctrination and
can see it for what it is.