God's Original Plan for Humanity

Ergo's picture
Submitted by Ergo on Fri, 2006-02-17 18:55

From: http://ergosum.blogspot.com/20...

Assume that the Genesis story in the Bible is true.
Therefore, God exists.

God created man in His image.
Then he created woman out of man.
Strangely, however, God commanded Adam and Eve to not eat the fruits of the tree of life and knowledge.
In other words, God made man and woman in His image except for the knowledge and immortal life part. So, “His image” is quite questionable as to what it means.
It is said in the book of Genesis that before eating of the forbidden fruit, man had no concept of sin or wrong or evil. It was after having eaten the fruit from the “Serpent” that sin entered into the world. Sin implies immorality – which also implies a possibility of morality.
After they ate the fruit, Adam noticed Eve as a “woman” and apparently that reveals the human nature of sinful lust that became possible for Adam to experience.
So, God originally then intended Adam and Eve to remain oblivious of good and bad, right or wrong, moral and evil. Which further implies that God did not want Adam and Eve to have knowledge of such things, and of many other things that arise from such knowledge – like love, values, virtues, hatred, benevolence, choice, freedom, nurture, etc.

Thus, it seems like God created Adam and Eve just like He created all the other animals – like just another species – endowed with life, but a blank stare of ignorance in their eyes. God did not want Adam and Eve to have knowledge – to know what is admirable, what is deserving of praise, what is evil, etc. Knowledge was forbidden.

In other words, God’s Divine plan for humanity was to keep us in a perpetual state of ignorant void – there can be no “happy” “innocent” state without the possibility of experiencing unhappiness or evil – an infant is not “happy” or “innocent” in the true meaning of the word, the infant is merely clueless, like any other animal would be, only sometimes responding pleasurably to pleasurable stimuli.

But, humans foiled God’s Divine plan (clearly, foiling God’s plan is possible, according to the Bible) in cahoots with the Devil. The Devil liberated human beings from the state of ignorance and animal-like existence. The Devil gave us the glimpse of immense possibilities, of achievements, of the concept of happiness, joy, love, of the higher meanings of morality, choice, freedom, failure, etc. The Devil made the world we live in, possible. The Devil free-ed humans to build our own heaven, here in Earth. Of course, because of our freedom, we also screw up a lot. But hey, I still prefer living like this today than living like how God intended Humans to live – as ignorant animals with no knowledge, no concept of any values, no experience of love or sexual intimacy, no worth, no pride, no self-esteem.


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'The Bible'...simplified

Rowlf's picture

~~ OLD Testament: God made man[kind] in his image.

~~ NEW Testament: God sent his only son to be tortured to death to make up for man's image.

LLAP
J:D

The Origin & the last 2000 years

CapitalismGear.com's picture

Excellent points for those arguing Divine Creationists. However, for a truly stimulating (and hilarious) view, you should check out http://www.venganza.org/ This site will explain how we all campe to be, as well as explain the cause of global warming. Well worth the read.

On a more serious side, assume for a moment that Mary wasn't really a virgin...If she weren't a virgin, then that would negate the last 2000+ years of Christianity, wouldn't it? Jesus was an ordinary guy, souped up on some ill-begotten beliefs of himself (likely instilled by a mother who had to keep the party line of 'Hey I was a virgin until after you were born--which must mean you're the Son of God')...Talk about screwing with a kid's mind! Might even cause him to go out and get himself crucified, get himself holed up in some compound, or do something stupid like mix poison with Kool Aid. Amazing what mothers will do to a kid!

Just my two cents for a Friday night.

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