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Would you have eaten the Apple? Answered

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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westfw (author)2008-10-08
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...)

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Skabobabobaken (author)westfw2009-04-10

Well in the end they technically DID die from eating the fruit.

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Labot2001 (author)westfw2008-10-11

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?

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westfw (author)Labot20012008-10-11

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.

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skunkbait (author)westfw2008-10-08

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.

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guyfrom7up (author)2008-10-11

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).

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skunkbait (author)guyfrom7up2008-10-11

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!

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westfw (author)skunkbait2008-10-11

I've heard people claim that scholars claim pomegranate...

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skunkbait (author)westfw2008-10-11

Actually, I think I heard someone explain the pomegranate theory one time. Man, I love pomegranates too!

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n8man (author)skunkbait2008-10-12
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Steamdnt (author)2008-10-11

I would put the apple in the box, then roast it and cook the apple, and eat it. In the process I would have to open the box, twice!

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Kiteman (author)2008-10-08

Open! Eat!

"There comes a time when everyone has to decide whether they are a fallen angel or a rising ape."

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Labot2001 (author)Kiteman2008-10-11
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Kiteman (author)Labot20012008-10-11

Pratchett. It may not be exact (I was quoting from memory), but it certainly gets the gist of it.

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skunkbait (author)2008-10-08

That's a tough one, but since the only woman on earth has eaten, I'll be wondering what she knows that I don't know. So yeah, deepfry that bad boy and cover it in cheese, and I'll choke it down.

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Tool Using Animal (author)2008-10-08

I like strong women, I would have hied out with Lilith, and check her pic, smokin'.

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PKM (author)2008-10-08

Definitely. I started poking about in the origins of the story of The Fall recently, and I found a very entertaining quote that pretty much said "Why do we call it The Fall? Surely it was The Rise?" I think the Pullman readers in the audience might agree.

Gimme some of that knowledge.

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NachoMahma (author)2008-10-07

. I don't like fruit, but if the only woman on Earth wants it, I'll eat a bushel o' apples.

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Labot2001 (author)NachoMahma2008-10-07

Nice, I agree with your logic.

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bumpus (author)NachoMahma2008-10-07

Don't hate the fruit, hate the veg. ;-)

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killerjackalope (author)2008-10-07

Without a doubt, mainly because I simply couldn't help it, pandora's box situations are an issue for me, I can never leave something like that alone, it's not even temptation so much as pure lust for whatever the box holds, it's a nightmare... I kind of wish I wasn't that way, same thing has injured me many times, 'cept it wasn't even the source of all knowledge, good or evil...

After that point I'd probably just sit in the corner twitching and giggling as everything rushed through my mind...

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