12 Monkeys asked Skep a question today, and it got me thinking.
He asked: "I have often wondered what the knowledge of good and evil has to do with a persons morality?"
Which got me to thinking. What if Eve had been the "good little girl" that she was supposed to be and had, as per instructed, left the tree alone?
As I see it, the world would look like this today:
One big garden, no irrigation system (it never rained before the flood). I assume god would take care of the watering but we wouldn't know or appreciate that because we would have no knowledge of what arid conditions or drought was like, and we wouldn't appreciate his efforts.
We would all be vegetarians, running around naked, being absolutely wonderful to each other because we would be incapable of anything else.
We would all speak the same language, know the names of every animal, which would seem a little weird because saying "Hi, Lion" to every lion would get old. And we could say hi to them because they would be vegetarians too. And Disney-level cute, I'm sure. Even the monitor lizards.
So we would be naked, romping around with grizzlies and pumas and snakes with legs (oh yea, and T. Rex's), eating broccoli and brussels sprouts (well, eden sprouts), with no need to do anything because food would be free. Septic services would be provided by god (I guess, who knows where poop goes in Eden) and we would be spending all our time obediently praising him, though we wouldn't have the slightest idea why we had it so good because we would have no knowledge of any alternatives to the Marxist level equality he had given us.
Oh, and we'd all be white like Jesus but we wouldn't know who Jesus was. Well, of course we wouldn't all be white because only pagans were white. We'd be some other color but we wouldn't even notice because we'd all be exactly the same.
We'd all live an average of 900 years, happy every minute because no other emotion would be available.
Oh, and we would be going forth and multiplying with our brothers and sisters and cousins and we'd be free to covet our neighbors wife because there would be no rules against it and childbirth would be painless.
The whole thing would be one big long Hawaiian vacation without having to worry about having enough airline miles. Of course, we'd miss out on the grass skirts as well. Bummer.
The only blemish in or perfected reality would be that we would be wondering WTF was up with that one tree over there. The one that we had been instructed not to go near, or eat of.
Hell is starting to sound even better.