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Do you think if it were Adam that ate the apple everything else would have been the same?

And why wasn't Adam held accountable for not using his own brain and not eating the apple? Only Eve was expected to be smart enough to make the proper choice?

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Asked by figaro8895 at 6:52 AM on Oct. 10, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • He did eat of the fruit and he was held accountable. No more was expected of Eve than of Adam. In fact, it was probably more likely the other way around.

    Answer by NannyB. at 6:56 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • When it comes to women. Men do not think. Especially if the man is in love with the women. Most men will just say 'year dear" and go along with anything the their women says to do.  That is probably what happened their. 

    He did get punished. He got kicked out of Eden and had to actually work for a living.


    Answer by louise2 at 7:05 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • i realize that adam got kicked out too... but eve is blamed for the entire original sin thing - it's not a joint sharing of blame. probably adam wouldn't have gotten kicked out if he weren't needed for procreation. supposedly because of eve women have pain in childbirth - what was men's permanent punishment if adam were 'held accountable.'

    nanny - i think it's kind of ironic that the bible which promotes males as being head of the household begins with this image of man as a brainless follower... i guess this is where that whole thing about not having to listen to your wife because she will make you make bad decisions comes in.

    such silliness.

    Comment by figaro8895 (original poster) at 7:28 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • Sin entered the world through one MAN-- Adam (Romans 5:12) Adam takes the responsibility for Eve's actions. Had he said no things would be so different now....

    Answer by Lexylex at 7:47 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • I don't think Adam went unpunished for the sin, and I don't think that eve got a worse punishment, wasn't man's punishment, he had to toil in the fields, and work to feed himself, and weeds would curse his crops or something like that? I mean other than getting kicked out of the garden, and they both had to be punished by death.

    Answer by Liz132 at 8:43 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • In theory it probably would be the same. It is just a story though of one of many explanations of how we came to be and why things happen. THey didn't understand why a woman went through so much pain at child birth and so forth.

    Answer by JuJubean1979 at 8:50 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • The blame IS on Adam ... Scripture clearly states this. Adam DID eat the fruit, which is why he was banished from the garden, and why his offspring are cursed.

    Answer by Gal51 at 10:30 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • I think they should've just eaten another fruit, he never said anything about any of the other trees ;-)

    Answer by Zoeyis at 10:54 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • I don't think it would have made a difference, as I believe the story isn't literal, that it didn't really happen, but explains a deeper truth and introduces us into the Divine context.

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 12:09 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • Now we're getting somewhere... the Bible isn't real its stories were used to explain things people didn't understand like death and pain in childbirth... just like Greek mythology and Apollo driving the golden carriage of the Sun. This whole story is full of pagan symbology by the way - the first attempt at making pagans evil (the apple and snake are symbols of the Goddess). There is alot that is problematic in this story. But many people eat of whatever fruit is handed to them to them without thinking... just like Adam. THIS is the original sin... the distortion about thinking for oneself, the idea that knowledge is wrong. This is part of the ignorance problem that runs rampant - just keep reading religious questions and it becomes very obvious.

    Comment by figaro8895 (original poster) at 12:19 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

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