|23 Jan 2004 @ 18:45, by celestial|
Man Figures Out He Has No Fur
Did the tree of knowledge of good and evil actually exist? If it did does it still exist today or is it extinct? What sort of fruit did it produce? Why did Eve tell the serpent that they were not even permitted to touch it or they would die? We know that drugs and chemicals can be absorbed through the skin; did this "tree" produce a potent drug which could cause death by touching it or its fruit?
And so, God said to Adam, "...of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die." So Adam and Eve were in the garden "and they were both naked, the man and his wife, and they were not ashamed" because they were not aware that they were naked.
Throughout the generations of the ancestors of man, before words were written, word was passed along to each generation by voice as to which fruits, nuts, berries, leaves, bark, and roots were safe to eat and which ones were unsafe (based in experience). Some were sour, some salty, many sweet, and a few were bitter. Some of the bitter ones had alkaloids, strong enough to alter consciousness and if overdosed could cause death; these are commonly know as poison.
One day they were extremely eager to test the new source of food; perhaps they were famished. One ate some and then asked for a second opinion, "Hey mate, taste this." In all likelihood it was bitter so they didn't eat very much of it. "And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons." Ah, the altered state of consciousness. Suddenly, they became aware that they were hairless, by comparison, to all the other animals around them. In other words this is when man realized "We have no fur; we are naked." Remember, clothes had not yet been invented!
Because they were so different from all the other animals, in their minds, they became the focus of attention, they were ashamed (embarrassed) and apparently paranoid, a side effect of some drugs. They ran and hid themselves; maybe they were afraid God was going to kill them for eating the forbidden fruit. A bit later that day they heard voices, or should I say the voice of God.
Since clothes had not yet been invented, they immediately covered themselves with some leaves, but they tend to dry out and crumble. In their simple minds, they tried to go back, to blend in with the other animals; they began using animal fur for clothing.
We must notice, they did not die in the same day they ate of the forbidden fruit. Perhaps God said, "...for in the day you eat thereof you shall become aware of death." They must have became aware of death at this point for only by such a realization could the possessors of such knowledge begin to subjugate the remainder of the animal kingdom.