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If your god did not want Adam and Eve to eat from the Tree

If your god did not want Adam and Eve to eat from the Tree
of Knowledge of Good and Evil, why did he put the tree in the
garden of Eden (and at the center, no less)? Was it for shade? If
so, why use something so dangerous as a shade tree? If the
purpose of the tree was to tempt Adam and Eve, explain why it's
OK for your god to engage in a practice that our modern-day
courts of law refer to as "entrapment."


Asked by IhartU at 8:02 AM on Jan. 22, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (35)
  • Because it's all a story.

    It's not real.

    It never happened.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:23 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • Maybe it was a matter of Free Will and wanting the people to have a choice. Or maybe the story has to do with showing that humans have flaws.

    Answer by Bmat at 8:04 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • It isnt entrapment and kinda shows how little you have studied regarding the Bible and knowledge of God. He isnt just my God he is your God too. He knows all and placed it there to give them free will. He let them know what it was for and didnt keep anything from them when he could have. Just like any parent he told them it wouldnt be good to touch or eat something but it was there and they rebelled and did so anyway. Its the same as us as parents having beer in the house, or glass dishes, or nick knacks. We tell the kids not to touch them but is it entrapment because we have it in the home? No.

    Answer by gemgem at 8:05 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • Adam and eve were not tempted until the serpent cam into the picture. He lied to them. They had no problem with God telling them no until someone else came on the scene saying..."ahhh that isn't true....see it looks good". Gee sounds like society.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 8:24 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • I agree with gemgem and ColleenF30.

    Answer by Peekalou at 8:32 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • I don't think it's entrapment,I think it was the issue of OBEDIENCE

    Answer by lawla at 8:48 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • Punishing one person for the actions of another is immoral. If we use the Adam and Eve story to explain evil, suffering and death then we are saying that God is immoral and not a forgiving God. Judging Adam and Eve even when they didn't know the difference between good and evil, when they didn't know it was wrong to disobey and couldn't understand that the serpent tricked them, is also immoral. The Adam and Eve story is not a suitable moral story for children nor is it a valid theodicy to explain evil.

    Answer by njmommy2boys at 9:28 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • HAHAHAHAAHAHA Seriously? Hahahaha

    Answer by mom2eeba at 9:29 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • Again, gemgem, well stated answer.

    Answer by momof3inTN at 9:47 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • Thanks gemgem, it's nice to know someone here has some intelligence when it comes to religion.

    Answer by Kimebs at 9:56 AM on Jan. 22, 2009