The Adam and Eve thing baffles me as well. Let's see:
- God creates first two humans and doesn't give them the ability to distinguish between right and wrong (good and evil).
- God stuffs a supposedly dangerous tree in the middle of their living space.
- God lies to them that they'll die if they eat the fruit from said tree.
So let's consider that as a parenting strategy. You have something dangerous, let's say it's a loaded gun, that could hurt your child. You put that gun in the middle of the room and tell a child (too young and, as in case of Adam and Eve, incapable of making sound decisions because he doesn't even know what would or could happen if he tries to use it) that he mustn't use the gun because it's dangerous and it might kill him (again, completely disregarding the fact that a child doesn't know what death is and what it means - neither did Adam and Eve, since we're told that nothing in Eden ever died). Then you leave the room.
If a parent did anything like that, the social services would be all over him in a second. If anything happened to the child, the parent would be to blame. That's a no brainer. Why isn't it a no brainer for a supposedly omniscient god?
Anyway, god's omniscience flies out the window when we consider the fact that he didn't know that his supposedly perfect creations, whom he did not endow with life experience and the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, good and evil, would actually do something stupid. As a good parent he should have taken certain precautions. As a psychological abuser, however, he would, indeed, create a situation in which he would be in a position to punish Adam and Eve.
God also prohibited lying. It's in the freaking ten commandments. Yet he had no qualms with lying, did he?
The tree of knowledge made Adam and Eve adults. It gave them the ability they should have had before they reached for that apple. There's no other way that situation could have been prevented. So it was god who caused the fall from Eden. Therefore god wants to punish his creation. Ergo, god's a psychopathic bully, creating situations in which we can all fuck up so he can pounce on us. That's probably because he loves us so much. So, so very much. That's ultimate love for ya.
Anyway, god has proven to be an unfit parent and we should all be permanently removed from his custody. That's the only responsible thing to do.