THE FALL OF MAN – IN A NUTSHELL

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Once upon a time God created a beautiful Garden and graced with every type of plant, fruit and animal (Genesis 2:8).  There were all kinds of trees and plants that were pleasant to the sight (Genesis 2:9), from tropical plants to temperate flowers, all side by side.  The tropical plants were maintained by a complex system of hydroponic lighting and heating, whilst the temperate flora and fauna were cooled with outside air conditioners.  There were dinosaurs and birds living in harmony and most importantly, there was man, and by man, I mean a male human being, created from dirt, a dirt-man, if you like (Genesis 2:7).  Let us ignore the chapter before this one, in which we were previously told that men and women were created and blessed simultaneously (Genesis 1:27), for such nit-picking is only going to sully the narrative.

At first, the all-knowing and wise God thought the animals might make good companions for the man (Genesis 2:18), but soon discovered that this arrangement wasn’t working too well, so he decided to dose the man with divine drugs and put him into a deep sleep (Genesis 2:21).  Whilst the man was sleeping, the God came down and removed one of his ribs (Genesis 2:21), filled a bathtub with ice and placed the unconscious man therein.  When the man awoke, unaware of his missing rib, he gazed upon one of the most curious creatures he had ever seen and he called her “woman-where’s my dinner!?” (Genesis 2:23).  This ‘woman-where’s my dinner,’ was created by God to act as his slave (Genesis 2:20) and to help him populate the garden with human beings, for whom she would have to cook, clean, have sex with and then, after all that, be told to shut up while they all watched TV or whatever the equivalent was back then.  We are unsure of the entirety of their exploits in the garden but what we do know from the first chapter is that the gods created them in their own image (Genesis 1:26), stupid and without knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2 – 3).

Notwithstanding their incompetent nature, these new-born children were left virtually unsupervised.  God, becoming bored with the banality of watching these two fools frolic around day in and day out, decided to plant a tree in the middle of the Garden, a tree that was endowed with magical fruit which bestowed upon the taster, the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3:6-7).  Possessing an unwavering zeal for ignorance, God warned the two humans not to eat this fruit (Genesis 2:17).  Naturally, this warning was completely lost on these two ignoramuses as they weren’t the products of intelligent design or at least, were not designed to be intelligent and so, with the help of a walking and talking snake, the most cunning beast of the field (Genesis 3:1), a creature that the gods thought it wise to bestow such intelligence upon, they fell prey to the ignorance of temptation and ate the fruit (Genesis 3:6).

These two infantile humans had no idea that disobedience was a bad thing, because they hadn’t eaten the forbidden fruit yet, so punishing them seems hardly fair.  Given the negligence of the moronic God who placed these two idiots in a garden inhabited by the most cunning beast of the field, we might excuse their misdeed, but he did not and subsequently cursed every human descendent, even you and I.  So there you have it, the Fall of Man, in a nutshell.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “THE FALL OF MAN – IN A NUTSHELL

  1. Friend of Tony B.
    Its a astounding that someone would dedicate a blog to the supposed destruction of the biblical narrative. It’s very Voltaire of you and I commend you for your zeal, but that is the extent of my applause. Maybe like Voltaire the Church will use your site to dissiminate the Gospel one day. As you know that long after his hard fought war against Christ his home was used as a printing press for Bibles.

    I feel compelled, as a close friend of Tony to give you
    Once upon a time God created a beautiful Garden and graced with every type of plant, fruit and animal (Genesis 2:8). There were all kinds of trees and plants that were pleasant to the sight (Genesis 2:9), from tropical plants to temperate flowers, all side by side. The tropical plants were maintained by a complex system of hydroponic lighting and heating, whilst the temperate flora and fauna were cooled with outside air conditioners. There were dinosaurs and birds living in harmony and most importantly, there was man, and by man, I mean a male human being, created from dirt, a dirt-man, if you like (Genesis 2:7).
    +++A man made from dirt…It speaks not only of man’s creatureliness, his relationship to the Creator, but that he is earthbound…he is a man from earth… bound to the earth…this is his domain to rule and reign; but that rule is somewhat thwarted because of the inception of sin due to the Fall, so that now creation has turned itself on man as the world is now a hostile place. Even at a scientific level man has within himself many of the earthen elements…from dust we came to dust we return. Let me help you with the alternative, your narrative..
    Once upon a time there was matter. It was condensed into a small tiny dot and for some inexplicable reason it exploded in a beautiful bang (even though no one was there to see it or hear it)…we have no idea where it came from or why it did it, but it must have been billions of years old because we have no empirical data, no hard evidence that it actually happened but we will go ahead and call a Theory a Fact…God is really not an option but this is all we have to go on…but many of us do believe and have faith that this is how it actually happens…but a large segment of us (skeptics/atheist) do believe in aliens (though there is no hard evidence for these either) and that might give us answers as to why We are here…but that still begs the question…where did they come from? hmmmm…Christians believe in myth but we do not, we are “Free-thinkers” even though we all believe alike and regurgitate the next atheist…Actually you guys are bound by your collective anti-God presuppositions…
    Let me continue the fairy tale…After beautiful spheres, globes formed themselves, perfectly orbiting a massive star it took millions of years for these hot things to cool off…We don’t know how it happened it just did…then somehow life found a way?? We don’t know how that happened either? Something crawled out of the water…it had an intelligence but we don’t know how it obtained one…it just knew better…and after millions of more years here we are…our very existence is a cosmic accident, random happenstance…but wait…I want my life to mean something…I want to leave a mark, a legacy in this empty nihilistic world before I enter into the darkness and cease to exist…I want to pass on my DNA to the next generation before our star goes supernova and the world expunged…ALl my bickering and all my animosity really matters nothing in the grand scheme of life where I am caught in the vicious cycle of life and death with no ultimate value or meaning infused into me from the top down…Our beginnings are causal accidents and our endings are fatalistic…cease to exist…but yet between he poles of these two I want my life to mean something; that is inconsistent and illogical. But we are purpuseless bi-products of time+chance+matter and yet we want to infuse into our lives meaning and value…in the final anyalsis it really doesn’t matter how we live, or love, or spend our years because my fate is the same as that of anyone else that has lived and the sooner I come to grips with that the better…yet I must ask myself, why am I so militant on disproving the Biblical narrative…would would a highly evolved species, such as myself, want to help other people when even that help that I offer is purely subjective…its only objective because I say it is, and other freethinkers like myself….you see we are actually liberators…more than this we are movement makers who seek to build a following, to recruit disciples after our own cause, to preach from these digital pulpits, and spread the anti-gospel…you see we try to free people from the Matrix of traditional archaic thinking that harms the world and the world will be a much better and safer place if they see things as we see it…we have a platform, sort of like God and we can see how things really are…actually we have arrived; we are the wise ones who pontificate from our lofty palaces and the sooner you see thngs as we see them the better…free yourselves! To what I might ask? Where is the objective source of authority? There is none…you guys are all hanging out on a mighty branch that will snap…you and others thought you could rid Christianity and its global movement for 2 millennia, and you have all failed. Reason: Because you cannot defeat an omnipotent God who is Sovereign over all. It’s not only asinine, but futile. It’s a battle that cannot be won. Chrsit comes to each man with outstretched arms having an invitation to be reconciled to God…lay down your dull blade…for the commentary which you post is characteristic of your ongoing war in your heart against Jesus. You are dead in your sins and you have mistaken your chains as liberty…you have falsely interpreted our narrative and your own.

    Let us ignore the chapter before this one, in which we were previously told that men and women were created and blessed simultaneously (Genesis 1:27), for such nit-picking is only going to sully the narrative.
    +++So God created man in his own image,
    in the image of God he created him;
    male and female he created them.
    +++Read the wording more carefully…created man, create HIM…God decides to create man in his own image with a view to create woman as well…he creates man first, woman came later, this doesn’t sully Chapter 2….Chapter 2 merely gives the detailed account of day 6, the pinnacle of the creation day (some would say)…

    At first, the all-knowing and wise God thought the animals might make good companions for the man (Genesis 2:18), but soon discovered that this arrangement wasn’t working too well, so he decided to dose the man with divine drugs and put him into a deep sleep (Genesis 2:21).
    +++This isn’t a knee jerk reaction to Adams loneliness…God isn’t just giving us a detailed chronology of world history, but he is giving the rationale behind why He did what he did…This was always Plan A…Adam had to see his need for companionship and it was always Gods intention to fill the earth with image bearers…
    Whilst the man was sleeping, the God came down and removed one of his ribs (Genesis 2:21), filled a bathtub with ice and placed the unconscious man therein. When the man awoke, unaware of his missing rib, he gazed upon one of the most curious creatures he had ever seen and he called her “woman-where’s my dinner!?” (Genesis 2:23). This ‘woman-where’s my dinner,’ was created by God to act as his slave (Genesis 2:20) and to help him populate the garden with human beings, for whom she would have to cook, clean, have sex with and then, after all that, be told to shut up while they all watched TV or whatever the equivalent was back then. We are unsure of the entirety of their exploits in the garden but what we do know from the first chapter is that the gods created them in their own image (Genesis 1:26), stupid and without knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2 – 3).
    +++Your understanding of the Word of God is way off…There is a plurality within the Godhead, which further points to reality of God as Trinitarian…SO Father, SOn, and Holy Spirit were all there at the outset, working together….

    Notwithstanding their incompetent nature, these new-born children were left virtually unsupervised. God, becoming bored with the banality of watching these two fools frolic around day in and day out, decided to plant a tree in the middle of the Garden, a tree that was endowed with magical fruit which bestowed upon the taster, the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3:6-7). Possessing an unwavering zeal for ignorance, God warned the two humans not to eat this fruit (Genesis 2:17). Naturally, this warning was completely lost on these two ignoramuses as they weren’t the products of intelligent design or at least, were not designed to be intelligent and so, with the help of a walking and talking snake, the most cunning beast of the field (Genesis 3:1), a creature that the gods thought it wise to bestow such intelligence upon, they fell prey to the ignorance of temptation and ate the fruit (Genesis 3:6).
    +++God gave man a will…to choose right and wrong…man chose to willfully follow the devil and to disobey God…Satan’s first words are, “Did God really say?” This is the age old lie which you continue to propagate…you want, just like the devil wanted to make man doubt Gods word…your a pawn in his hands and you do not even realize it…you have become the puppet on his string, and unbeknownst to yourself are his disciple carrying out the same ancient message…

    These two infantile humans had no idea that disobedience was a bad thing, because they hadn’t eaten the forbidden fruit yet, so punishing them seems hardly fair. Given the negligence of the moronic God who placed these two idiots in a garden inhabited by the most cunning beast of the field, we might excuse their misdeed, but he did not and subsequently cursed every human descendent, even you and I. So there you have it, the Fall of Man, in a nutshell.

    +++They had knowledge…God gave Adam the directive, and it was only ONE Prohibition…and sin is always, ‘With knowledge’…with their free-will they chose to disobey…and they reaped the consequences…plunging the entire Human race into sin and death…Jesus comes as the Last Adam, and he suceeds where Adam fails…he carves out a new humanity.
    God in essence is showing man, that they are dependent creatures, that they are not God (the temptation laid out by the devil) nor can they become a god (the irrationality of the devil)…God is showing man that they are interpreters and as such need interpretation…to interpret who he is and his world; through the Fall man’s interpretaion is skewed…the image of God in man is fractured, dislocated and God comes to visit the world, in Christ Jesus and shows the world the new man…he restores the Glory and gives man the opportunity to become ‘New Creations’ in Christ 2 Cor. 5:17…and in the process he reopens Paradise…as he declared on the cross…this ‘Last Adam’ opens the door back into Eden ‘so to speak’…there must be payment for sins though and Jesus comes to lay down his life to open the way, so that you do not…
    The Biblical Narrative gives a way better diagnosis then the secular counterpart…its comprehensive and understandable….In your worldview you must account for these as well….you must ask the questions: Why am I here? what is my purpose in life? Is there such a thing as good and or evil? How do I account for all the evil in the world? Why is it here? etc…

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