Monday, September 16, 2013

Just a Few Questions: Part III Genesis

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Continuing With More Questions From Genesis

Please feel free to post any answers you may have to any question in the comment section at the end of the post. If you choose to use Bible verses as references please be sure to note the passage location. Thank you.

Welcome back! We are continuing with Part III of the questions for the book of Genesis of the Holy Bible. Remember, I will not be giving what I think appropriate answers are for any of these questions...if I even have an answer for any given question. I just want to know YOUR answer. Again, understand that answers of "because God said so" or anything of the like are not acceptable. 

If you do not have an answer for any particular question do not worry. I don't even have answers for all of my questions. However, what I want to know is why, considering all of these questions about the Bible to include inconsistencies, WHY would people believe the entire Bible as truth? For me it seems to be utter insanity to believe EVERYTHING in the Bible is truth. I will say there are things in the Bible that do ring true, such as ideas of love being patient and kind and non-judgmental...yada-yada, plucka-plucka. But everything in the Bible literally, absolutely true? No.

The purpose here is that I am presenting you with my questions about the Bible that are part of WHY I DO NOT BELIEVE the Bible to be completely and entirely true, why I do not believe that it is the actual literal words of God. Some of my questions are more on the funny/comedic/sarcastic side and you will find that from time to time I do utilize profanity. Do not allow this to bother you; sometimes questions are about things in verses that are so goddamn stupid that I get pissed and friggin' curse.

Again, here, I am giving you my questions that are part of why I do not believe in the Bible. I DO have answers to some of my questions, but I want to hear YOUR answers. I want to know why you believe the Bible is the entire, actual, factual truth and words of God.

Give me your honest to goodness answers and be specific. Give me a reason to believe.

1. Genesis 3:6
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.


      1) If the woman does not yet possess the knowledge of good and evil, how in the hell can she make the assessment that the fruit is good?

     2) Does this verse mean the woman thought that the fruit was 'good' for food in the sense that it looked beautiful and nourishing, and not 'good' in the sense of a good and evil approach?

     3) Can it be argued that when Eve gave the fruit to Adam she was not trying to share her so-called sin or bring him down unbeknownst to Adam, but rather was offering the fruit to him because it was what Eve observed as the beauty of the fruit that was good, and a kind, compassionate, innocent individual who is an help-meet would naturally share the beauty with her partner?

     4) Can it further be argued that in taking the fruit Adam was not being tricked or bamboozled by Eve but that he, too, exhibited an appreciation and desire for beauty?

     5) This verse refers to Adam as Eve's husband. Is it then okay to assume there was a wedding?

     6) If there WAS a wedding which expression of God (Father, Son, or Holy Ghost) served as the witness, which gave Eve away, and which presided over the ceremony?

     7) If there was NOT a wedding did God simply make Adam and Eve and say, "There! You're now married?" and did Adam and Eve have any say in the matter whatsoever?

2. Genesis 3:7
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.


     1) Does this verse imply that until Adam and Eve ate of the wrong tree that they were cataclysmic-ally ignorant, in other words, their eyes were totally closed? 

     2) If Adam and Eve really were created with their eyes 'closed' wouldn't it be appropriate to find out WHY God would do such a thing in the first place?

3. Genesis 3:8
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.


     1) This is one of those really absurd questions that are bound to surface from time to time. God is supposed to be omni-present and everywhere all at once at all times, right?

     2) Did Adam and Eve know of God's omni-presence?

     3) If Adam and Eve DID know of God's omni-presence, God being everywhere all the time, why in the blazing blue did they attempt to hide from the Lord?

     4) How big were the tree trunks in the Garden of Eden? Were the trunks big/wide enough to hide a human figure?

     5) Since God is everywhere and anywhere at absolutely all times from the past to the present and into infinity future, how the hell does He 'walk' in the garden?

     6) Due to His omni-presence (being everywhere all at once) doesn't the idea of God going for a walk in the garden make no goddamn sense whatsoever since, because God IS absolutely EVERYWHERE all at once there is nowhere left for Him to go?

4. Genesis 3:9
But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”


     1) God is all-knowing and thus would know exactly where Adam and Eve are without even needing to ask. So, is God asking a stupid question here to crack a joke or to be an asshole?

5. Genesis 3:10
10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”


     1) If eating the wrong fruit 'contaminated' man and made him bad by nature of sin, why didn't Adam and Eve lie to God about where they were hiding or why they were hiding? Why did they tell the truth when questioned?

6. Genesis 3:11
11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”


     1) Is God asking two more stupid questions here?

     2) Since God already knows the answers of what He is asking Adam and Eve, is He purposely trying to play mind games with them?

7. Genesis 3:12
12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”


     1) Shouldn't Adam's response to God's question be to ask God why the fuck He held back critical information about good and evil and all that happy horseshit?

8. Genesis 3:13
13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”


     1) Shouldn't Eve's response to God's question be to ask God why the fuck He neglected to inform them about the wylie serpent?

9. Genesis 3:14
14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.


     1) So, does this verse mean that before bad things went down in the Garden of Eden the serpent actually, literally had legs?

10. Genesis 3:15
15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”


     1) So, in addition to tossing man out of the Garden of Eden, God found it necessary to issue the parting gift of enmity that would be the gift that would keep giving the entire existence of man?

     2) Does God's purposeful action of cursing people who had not even been born yet show that God is the one with the problem of cruelty and control and sadism and injustice?

     3) Can't the fact that the verse says that God is the one Who placed the enmity also be interpreted to mean that even AFTER Adam and Eve had eaten of the wrong fruit that supposedly gave them full knowledge of good and evil which would kill them, there was still no apparent enmity or will to do evil and the very fact that the verse says that GOD PUT IT THERE shows Adam and Eve did not possess such a negative trait?

     4) If Adam and Eve did not possess or exhibit this negative trait of enmity even though they had already eaten of the wrong fruit which gave them full knowledge of all things good and evil, couldn't it be argued that despite them eating of the wrong tree Adam and Eve DID use their freewill to make the right choice with their understanding of good and evil?

     5) I mean, can't it be argued that even though both Adam and Eve held within them the full knowledge of good and evil from the very moment they ate the wrong fruit, they still chose to NOT partake in or exemplify enmity; it was something that should be considered as being 'away' from them since for it to be part of them God had to put it there by command?

     6) Isn't God's actions in this verse more or less saying, "I'm gonna fuck things up for you," because maybe God is a sadist?

     7) Is God's action of placing enmity the reason why the Middle East is so goddamn fucked up a majority of the time?

11. Genesis 3:16
16 To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”

     1) Why in the hell does God curse the future generations? 

     2) Why seek to inject pain, great pain at that, on women? 

     3) Is the reason God gives curses so freely to remind people WHO really has all of the power and control, to dangle in front of the human mind that no matter what man does or how hard he tries or how good he is...GOD will always have the last say regardless, and you can bet that what God has to say will absolutely have to do with pain?

     4) Is the last part of this curse the reason why so many marriages fail, why so many men cannot seem to listen for shit and why so many men screw around?

12. Genesis 3:17
17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.

     1) God curses the ground here. Why? Why curse something that is totally unrelated to Adam and Eve's supposed disobedience?

     2) Is God's purpose for cursing man from so many different angles to make things as absolutely difficult as possible for human beings?

     3) If God really IS purposely trying to make things as difficult as possible for man, is His reason for doing so to frustrate man so deeply that instead of looking within himself for strength and answers man will in error believe that he has no power and no control to fix anything (let alone do anything right), and thus is forced to turn to God for assistance?

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