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Fruit and the tree of knowledge
« on: October 15, 2011, 11:57:34 AM »
 We all know there are hundreds of species of trees that do not bare any fruit whatsoever.....If the tree of knowledge of good and evil was so important to God ,why would he pick trees that have fruit?

 It would be easy for God to choose a fruitless tree,one with pine-cones perhaps,,,,,then there is nothing the serpent to tempt Eve with.

 Is this God guy that stupid?
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Re: Fruit and the tree of knowledge
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 12:18:10 PM »
I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to stop asking such deep, philosophical questions regarding specific religious stories.  It's hard enough to keep the age of the earth straight.
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Re: Fruit and the tree of knowledge
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 01:19:05 PM »
Aww, that wouldn't have stopped wily ol' Adam and Eve, who came complete with the sin baked right in. No fruit? They would have dried and smoked the leaves, made the bark into a nice tisane and tapped the sap to cook up a delicious Knowledge of Good and Evil syrup.[1]

Anything to get at the secret essence that the almighty all-knowing god was trying desperately to hide from them. By putting this great wonkin' TREE in the middle of the garden with a neon sign on it saying, "Yes, this is the one, folks!"
 1. Goes well on your light, fluffy Garden of Eden WafflesTM with a side of juicy Satan Serpent SausageTM now available at your local Devlish Denny's.
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Re: Fruit and the tree of knowledge
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2011, 04:52:31 PM »
I just wonder why they ate that one first. After all it's very common to have knowledge impoarted to you via eating fruit. I guess the fruit from the Tree of Eating Right must have not been very appealing. It certainly would have saved us some problems like fad diets and such. Nope, he just had to eat from [that] tree first.

Just like a child to do something just because you told them not to. Without thinking about the consequences... oh that's right, God didn't even give them the capacity to understand the consequences of thier actions. How can someone truly understand what it means to die, when they have never known anyone to die? (nothing had ever died yet.)

The Garden of Eden: an entrapment scenario that was designed to have the inhabitants fail.

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Re: Fruit and the tree of knowledge
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2011, 07:13:00 PM »
We all know there are hundreds of species of trees that do not bare any fruit whatsoever.....If the tree of knowledge of good and evil was so important to God ,why would he pick trees that have fruit?

 It would be easy for God to choose a fruitless tree,one with pine-cones perhaps,,,,,then there is nothing the serpent to tempt Eve with.

 Is this God guy that stupid?

Why a tree at all?  If the garden had the Root Plant of Good and Evil, do you think Eve would have dug up the dirty beet and sank her teeth into it for any reason whatsoever?  Heck, why stick with plants?  I'm sure a Slug of Good and Evil would have been left alone pretty safely as well.  Or a rock.  Who eats rocks?

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Re: Fruit and the tree of knowledge
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2011, 07:36:10 PM »
A really nice god would have conjured up a "bacteria of knowledge", so that we had no chance to intentionally partake of it until Louie Pasteur came up with germ theory many centuries later. But noooooo......
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Re: Fruit and the tree of knowledge
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2011, 08:37:58 PM »
Where did Adam shit the seeds from the tree of knowledge? If we could find seedlings it sure would make college cheaper..
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Re: Fruit and the tree of knowledge
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2011, 04:16:03 PM »
^^^That would imply that there were trees of knowledge just every damn where. Stupid humans cut them down, ground them up and made paper, then wrote stuff on the paper and put the result in libraries.....

Nowadays, young punks don't even have to eat the damn fruit to get knowledge, they can just "download" it, as the slang goes. Luxury.

Why, in my day we had to sit in a ditch in the middle of the road and wait for a rich bloke to pass by in a limo and toss a leftover, half-eaten fruit of knowledge out the window onto the ground. And then we had to fight our 37 illegitimate brothers and sisters for a tiny taste of fruit of knowledge. But we wuz happy back then--din't know we were poor. At least, not until we ate that goddamned fruit.  Then we got up out of the ditch and beat up the rich bastard and stole his car. Good times, good times.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.