It only stops being paradise when it’s other people’s children.
I would still feel revulsion for snakes.
and God said to Adam and Eve: “that means, Thou.. Art.. Outta Here!”
Looks like we’re at the foot of the future, unfortunately it’s kicking us up the past.
Then they raised Cain
I’ve always wondered….if Adam and Eve were the first two people and they had two sons, how were they they able to be “fruitful and multiplying”??? They didn’t teach us any of that in Catechism.
No matter HOW you spin it, it’s STILL A BUNCH OF NONSENSE!!!!
I guess the leaves didn’t work as a method of contraception.
…shoulda used a condom…whatever that is…
The Legacy of Cain…
The pregnancy test or Non Sequitur?
Pregnancy tests, but no condoms???? Yeah, definitely made up by a guy. . .
Speaking of which, check THIS out: https://www.webtoons.com/en/comedy/adventures-of-god/list?title_no=853
Makes more sense than the snake and apple story.
From reading today’s comments, I kinda get a hint we’re not all together on this subject. :)
Perhaps the tree of life was a cherry tree?
Who did their kid marry?
What happens when the strip turns blue? Wiley gets dropped from more newspapers… ☺
“Trouble in Paradise” !
Running foul of an HOA was a problem even then.
Children did not exist when that sign was made. So how did the sign maker know what children were?
It’s Old Testament stuff; most of it’s mythological (including Moses, Noah’s Ark, Jonah and the Big Fish (not whale, btw), and a myriad other stories.) The idea of a snake being the personification of the enemy of God comes from ancient Egypt, for instance, where the implacable enemy of Amun was depicted as a snake named Apep.
That’s what the real APPLE was!
at jvo: in which alternate biological universe is that
A careful reading of Genesis shows that “man and woman” were created on the 6th day, then God rested on the seventh, only to create Eden and its inhabitants afterward. It was a kind of experimental biosphere whose subjects were set loose. Generally speaking, the DNA of all earth life has two mechanisms through which to survive. Its host organisms live on a spectrum in which they live long lives with a little or no young, or short lives in which they replicate themselves as much as possible. So when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, they traded immortality for fertility – a necessary choice to be able to multiply as commanded. Their kids interbred with the already flourishing homo sapiens, and along with whatever “perfect” genes were put into their parents, also passed on heavy doses of narcissism, machiavellianism, and psychopathy – a.k.a. the dark triad.