Would you have eaten the Apple?

Eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? Opened Pandora's box? With all it offers, both good and bad?

What are your opinions on this?

And let's try to open to other peoples' views! These are opinions, people ;-)

(This one is always a fun question to ask)

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westfw9 years ago
My recollection is that Adam and Eve didn't KNOW that it was "the tree of knowledge"; they just knew that God said "NO". The King James Bible I found on line supports that recollection:

  • But of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
  • And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
So Eve trusted a serpent over God; doesn't seem healthy. At least Adam saw that Eve hadn't died... (Then you have to decide whether God lied, or whether it was just one of those "people who drink DHMO die" sorts of misleading statements...)
Well in the end they technically DID die from eating the fruit.
Labot2001 (author)  westfw9 years ago
What you say is true, but what I meant was... having full knowledge of the outcome of the story, would you have done things differently, or the same?

And what does DHMO stand for?
hardly a fair question. Even now I think there are very few people that would claim to have "full knowledge of the outcome of the story"... Do you include Christianity (God gets nicer, lets people back into heaven)? Do you include the predicted second coming and/or rapture? And what would MAN have done if he had stayed in the garden of eden anyway?

http://www.dhmo.org explains the details of this terrible environmental pollutant.

IMHO, I think it was more of a metaphor for spiritual death (separation from God), or possibly that it started the stopwatch on their earthly mortality.
guyfrom7up9 years ago
BTW in the bible it never says Apple, it says fruit. Common misconseption. And yes, I totally butchered that spelling (from now on I'm going to use the acroym TBTS, for totally butchered that spelling).
You're right. It's often portrayed in art as an apple, but I suspect it was a Kiwi, mango, or avocado :) I don't find apples that tempting!
I've heard people claim that scholars claim pomegranate...
Actually, I think I heard someone explain the pomegranate theory one time. Man, I love pomegranates too!
n8man skunkbait9 years ago
mmmmm... pomegranates.
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