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HUMAN RACE : Is the FORBIDDEN FRUIT...rightly called so? If God forbade,and if eve had adhered,how would have mankind come into existence? Or do you think,God had some other plans for the propagation of humanity ?

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Asked by shintsie, 28 Feb '10 01:10 pm
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I believe humans came into existence through the biological and natural process of evolution.. so I relegate the story of Adam and Eve and the tree of knowledge etc to mythology.
I have doubts whether such characters existed at all..or could it be they were only symbolic?
Answered by joyoti sen, 01 Mar '10 12:10 am

 
  
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It is all the acts of God to test Humans, the replica of Him and His highest and most valuable creation of them all. Even if Eve had adhered, He would have forced her to commit the folly one way or other, as it is His will and we ,humans can never resist His will. Eve tasted the fruit because of Him. In this connection we need to recall Gita teaching," What ever happen is because of me,humans are tools in my hands, I am the creator, I am the provider and I am the destroyer. Do your duty without expecting the fruits". He has created everything good,bad and evil and guide us to distinguish between them.
Answered by Lavanya, 03 Mar '10 07:34 am

 
  
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What happened to Biology and Miller experiment and the countless research in nucleic acids,DNAs that proved that LIFE can be alive and kicking even without Adam and Eves shenangians
Answered by Saj Sierra, 01 Mar '10 07:30 pm

 
  
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In the course of evolution, in the arena of survival human race found some basic qualities unacceptable, such as deprive his/her food deprive his/her sexual partner and so on . And in the course of time created stories to substantiate such myths and beliefs. And this is common in all groups and all religion. Hence the invent of Adam and Eve is such one thing. There are so many such stories in all major religion . We have sensed a super natural power who could not be explained and we name Him as God. And made Him the creator,provider and destroyer. And in the course of time He became the almighty who watches ones goods and vices and deliver judgment on his/her deeds. And hence it is all making of man and there is no God involved in this query of yours, if you think rationally.
Answered by Josna, 01 Mar '10 06:54 am

 
  
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First Adam was alone in Paradise. To give him company, God created Eve (of the other gender) from Adam's rib. The forbidden fruit was the testing point for them. Propogation of the humanity was destined as per His design. See the introduction of Temtation in this light.With the Devil egging them on, they had to succumb to Temptation. Eve could not have adhered, for if she had done so, we would not be here.But beware of uncontrolled Temptations.

(A few of my stray thoughts).
Answered by mohanbirsingh ghura, 28 Feb '10 06:48 pm

 
  
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Its a largely misunderstood parable. The story of Adam and eve is a very meaningful one!
Eating the forbidden fruit, implies going beyond animal life, surpassing the animal phase of evolution of LIFE. Animals are tuned to nature and live in perfect harmony and peace, rather helplessly so, I shud say. They live by instincts supplied by nature. The dont have a mind to think, decide, and take steps on their own, overriding the dictates of nature! They are not individuals.
Naturally, the first man had to come out of this. He had to do something MORE than any animal had ever done. He had to disobey nature. As nature was physical manifestation of god, that was disobedience to god as well ! But its obvious that God did have a plan. Otherwise why shud he point out ONE tree among millions? That was to create the temptation in man... the temptation that wud fuel him for his further evolution. He even indicated (thru satan) that disobedience is going to bring him eternal knowledge and make him ...more
Answered by Shunmugham, 28 Feb '10 02:20 pm

 
  
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We should be wise enough to differentiate between stories and Hard Facts or Realities. I think Nature is responsible for the Biological Evolution. You may have different perceptions and interpretations, though.
Answered by kishore malhotra, 01 Mar '10 12:10 pm

 
  
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..a1. sorry can*t really give an accurate comment on something that was not personally seen..
(although some may argue that i did not see air, but to them i will not argue about air also, thank you..)

Apparantly, God sent to us holy books, prophets so that we should have the knowledge of what is good and what is evil, and yet eating the fruit from tree of the knowledge of good and evil, is supposed to be forbidden for the first couple themselves. If having knowledge of good and evil was not desirable, the God would have also not sent the holy books and the prophets. Sorry, my mind stops working here, and i have no intention of hurting any body.

..a2a. It seems that even Eve*s children would also not have to adhere (..) for the mankind to really come into existence..
Traditionally, Adam had 33 sons and 23 daughters.
How did the third generation come from?
(Incest is forbidden in the Abrahamic religions..)

..a2b if the villain was not there in the story, would there be ...more
Answered by M H Kisan, 01 Mar '10 01:43 am

 
  
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First of all i never understood this concept of adam and eve ...how can a human species directly come in to existence on this planet ...it was all a by step process called evaluation ....from apes to human ....even now humans species keeps on changing for getting better and better to adjust and get adapted to the changing environment....
Answered by Jatin, 28 Feb '10 01:29 pm

 
  
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Everything is PLAN OF GOD.

It is not at all forbidden fruit. Really it has given knowledge to realize the difference between man and woman and created first feelings of Love.
This is basics for creation.

First man created by God possess Godliness and so was innocent.
To make them go for living God induced satanic snake.

What I read was :-
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Answered by BeHappy, 28 Feb '10 08:15 pm

 
  
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