The Garden of Eden: A different perspective

The Real Garden of Eden

It is probably lost in the translation. We are depending on the Bible translations which depend on which definition that the translators use when interpreting a word that is in a language which in time has undergone many transformations. Let me give you an example. If you watched the movie True Grit you noticed how many phrases were used that we no longer use in today’s vernacular. That is only a hundred and fifty years ago. Now, imagine a few thousand years ago and the meanings could really be different.

I propose that the Garden of Eden may have existed. But I do not believe the fruit is the cause of the eviction of Adam and Eve. I believe that God would not have used an apple or fruit to tempt the two. I believe that Adam was the culprit and caused the problem. I believe that Adam ate something that caused the problem. What was it? MEAT.

Okay, I know now that you are reading this in disbelief. But do you really think that God gave rise to animals and then let them be slaughtered for food?

I believe this was the transcetion that caused the irritation God felt with man. What kind of meat? Possibly goat, pig or even sheep.

Now, let us look at the Garden of Eden’s population. That is what I said. Population. If God commanded multiply then why not. There was a bunch of descendents and they also were corrupted by the meat eating. They too also violated God’s commandment of no meat eating. No meat eating of those who are in the image of God.

The result: a corruption of the soul. The negating of God. And without a reason for Eden the ruination of the safe haven for man.

God is a Woman!

 

God is definitely a woman. Or in the fashion of a female,

I know this for God sent me from cyberspace an email

I believe that Eve came first and Adam came from her rib,

That they got kicked out of Eden because of their kid.

If God were a woman and Adam acted like an ass,

She would evict him and his kin out of Eden fast.

She would not, tolerate his nonsense and put up with his drivel,

Exiled to a barren place until he learned to be human and civil.

She did grant and allow the human race the concept of free choice,

Sometimes mankind gave her grief and sometimes she would rejoice.

She would be kind and firm but take no guff or rebuttal,

She would be in mankind’s face and would not be subtle.

Would she give us an easy path or make us work hard?,

No, she would be as it is, the fates would have no regard.

All of us in the same boat and the waves would be so choppy,

The human race is insane and illogical and our thoughts sloppy.

So open your mind and let new ideas soar through your brain,

But mind your manners for sin must be avoided with disdain.

Eden Skewed

The end of the Edenic period, Adam and Eve are...

The end of the Edenic period, Adam and Eve are thrust into a bleak Antediluvian world. Thomas Cole, 1828 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Michelangelo's painting of the sin of Adam and...

Michelangelo’s painting of the sin of Adam and Eve (the Fall of Man) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First and foremost Happy Thanksgiving!

This is a special time of the year. We give Thanks for what we have and in most cases that is a lot. It is also the time of reflection. It is a time of taking in an accounting of what we are, where we are going and what we really want.

It is a time of renewal. A time to replenish our souls from the evils of day to day life which makes us bitter and depressed. It is the time to look forward as we do each year. We should now contemplate what our resolutions should be for the new year. Actually it is not a new year just a time period.

It started with Adam and Eve and their being evicted from Eden. I assume they were given thirty days notice. Prior to their leaving there was no sin. Sin occurred because of the apple which is really the symbol of sin. A couple of points to note. Adam and Eve were not the only one’s displaced. The tribe of man and women was sent out from Eden. God’s commandment of “be fruitful and multiply” was in full swing. Generations of this activity had produced a small population. It is this population and the originators of man who started to sin.

But God is forgiving. He gave a pathway back to good graces with the Ten Commandments. There are the sins that would be erased if the Commandments were to be followed.

One of those sins was though should not kill. That included the killing of God’s creatures. I know it is a stretch but man was not supposed to eat the flesh of animals. Animals use to lay next to each other and not eat each other. It is man who introduced the concept of flesh eating and now the lamb and lion can not lay next to each other without the licking of chops and the fear of being eaten. But did we erase the killing. Do we follow the commandment. We even make excuses that it is okay in certain cases. If it is a commandment there are no exceptions. No war, no stand your ground, and no excuses, like I did not know the gun was loaded.

Thou shall not covert thy neighbors wife. I will not spend much time on this one but it is broken by the lack of judgment of both spouses on a consistent basis. What has love got to do with it? just ask Tina Turner.

God gave the human race ten commandments and yet we ignore them. The road to Eden was open to us and is open to us with a renewal clause that says clean slate from Thanksgiving, where we give thanks through Christmas where we make resolutions till Easter where we seek rebirth. Each year we have failed. Perhaps this year we will succeed. May humanity give up killing and stay faithful. It is up to you to start the ball rolling. Give thanks and have a great Thanksgiving.

God’s humor!

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If we are like God created in his image then he or she has sense of humor bordering on wild and weird,

How can God keep a smiley face on his pus, when he has so much going on that is definitely not revered?.

He surely does not find humor in starvation, surely war and famine does not make his day?,

I am sure if God had the desire he or she would wish these horrid tragedies away.

Do you think God chuckles when man or woman slips on a banana peel?,

Do you think God smiles when a person hits the wall of depression with zeal?

Do you think God cries at the plight of man and wants to rescind freedom of choice?,

Do you think God gets a good feeling when we lift our praise of him or she to rejoice?.

The questions of why surround us with confusion and bewilderment,

The messages sent are filled with awe and yet some discontent.

I know we were thrown out of the Garden of Eden, because of an apple half bitten,

What if Adam had said no, not hungry right now, or I am not smitten.

Would we still be in Eden with no problems, a pretty environment and food a plenty?,

Would we all have all our wishes taken care of, no health problems and blessing so many?

I guess Adam was weaken by just losing his rib,

Gave it up to have the company of Eve, and that was his sin.

And because of this we have been paying the price,

Adam should have thought it over at least twice.

Oh God, you have a great sense of humor that I really do not understand,

It must be part of that reasoning you have in that great universal plan.

God is female!

The Human Race 10k 2008, Warsaw, Poland

The Human Race 10k 2008, Warsaw, Poland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

God is definitely a woman. Or in the fashion of a female,

I know this for God sent me from cyberspace an email

I believe that Eve came first and Adam came from her rib,

That they got kicked out of Eden because of their kid.

If God were a woman and Adam acted like an ass,

She would evict him and his kin out of Eden fast.

She would not, tolerate his nonsense and put up with his drivel,

Exiled to a barren place until he learned to be human and civil.

She did grant and allow the human race the concept of free choice,

Sometimes mankind gave her grief and sometimes she would rejoice.

She would be kind and firm but take no guff or rebuttal,

She would be in mankind’s face and would not be subtle.

Would she give us an easy path or make us work hard,

No, she would be as it is, the fates would have no regard.

All of us in the same boat and the waves would be so choppy,

The human race is insane and illogical and our thoughts sloppy.

So open your mind and let new ideas soar through your brain,

But mind your manners for sin must be avoided with disdain.