The Original Sinner and the “Original Sin” in Eden Exposed

What totally amazes me is the fact that I know of many highly intelligent people who are Doctors of Medicine, Law, Physics, Chemistry, Accountants and many more who have not only proven to have a high I.Q. with advance degrees and who have also passed their State Boards. However, ironically these normally smart professionals are extremely “dumbed down” by swallowing far-fetched stories (that they would clearly have rejected in their daily business lives) simply because they are labeled “religious”. In this way, these highly intelligent professionals function much like autistic savants, only in reverse in that while they are usually brilliant in their professional fields, they tend to have little cognitive skills in reality when exposed to wild religious stories they swallow hook, line and sinker! Thus, the theme of my Post in reading the Eden account with some logic:

The fact should be acknowledged that if the Garden of Eden was so perfect, how did a talking snake get in and who created it (God Himself!)? Plus, it appears this talking snake had “Free Will” and could speak fluent Classical Hebrew. Moreover - contra to Christian theology - the word “Satan” never occurs in Genesis leaving us with just a story of a talking snake supplying Eve with very truthful and accurate information about the Tree of Good and Evil.

From a Biblical perspective, the first lie told in the history of the world was told by God to Adam (notice here that Eve was not yet even created) when God declared: “The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” (Genesis 2: 16-17) Thus the Bible clearly records history’s first lie being told by God as “…in the day (ביום) that you eat from it you will surely die.”

In Genesis 3:1 the talking snake not only repeats God’s command, but tells Eve the truth exposing God’s lie: “The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3: 4 - 5). Eve eats of the Tree of Good and Evil and totally contrary to God’s promise: Did she die the day she ate it just like God said? No! She gave it to Adam. Did Adam die the day he ate it just like God said? No! Were their eyes opened (totally new information not supplied by a lying God, but truthfully conveyed to Eve via the talking snake)? Yes! *

Fact is, God is not only exposed in His very own book (the Bible) as a liar, but from the facts presented in Genesis we also MUST conclude that either God has very limited abilities (just like the humans he created) or God is just one constant liar! The example for this is Genesis 3: 8-9. Here either God really does NOT know where Adam and Eve are (“They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?’” Genesis 3: 8 – 9) or God really did know where Adam and Eve were hiding and just plainly lied again! (Apologetically, the claim is made that, “Well God really knew where they were, but He just wanted them to acknowledge what they had done (ate of the tree). However, this apologetic ploy makes the situation even more confusing as they already knew what they did . . . that’s very reason they hid in the first place! So if this apologetic answer is accepted, then God is at best making very insincere muddled statements or just lying yet again.

Once Adam and Eve are located, the story has Eve lie so God won’t look like “the father of all lies” that He is: “Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” (Genesis 3: 13). Fact is, there was no deception at all as exactly everything the snake said was true and accurate!

Now it’s time for God to lie some more in his only address to the talking snake: “The LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life; (Genesis 3: 14).

Just how are cattle “cursed”? Just how are “every beast of the field” cursed? Hell, all the animals and humans involved in this story are still in the Garden of Eden when God makes this wild statement about cattle and beast being cursed as if they had sinned too! When we consider God’s curse on the snake; can anyone provide any scientific fact (apart from secular evolution) that snakes could walk, talk and that all snakes they now feed on dirt??

Let’s list all the lies God told in Genesis 2 – 3:
1. God lied to Adam about dying the day as he ate of the “Tree of Good and Evil” (First recorded lie in Biblical history).
2. According to Christian doctrine God is all knowing (omniscience), thus the second lie by God is when He asked Adam and Eve “Where are you?”
3. God knowingly allowed Eve to lie to protect his character so the blame could be shifted to the snake. By not correcting Eve’s claim, God is complicitous in Eve’s lie.
4. Since God hates the truth, He now punishes the snake.
5. Finally, God curses the snake by removing his legs, (though not explicitly stated; also its ability to speak) and then lies about making all future snakes feed on dust / dirt.
Thus the five lies of God compose the real “Original Sins”. However, sadly God attacked both the snake and humanity due to His own evil lying character. For the Apostle Paul (whose letters and theology make up two thirds of the New Testament) this wild illogical story is used to push salvation on the gentil world as a sin unto death passed on to all humanity. **

*For Christians to claim that Adam and Eve (like the rest of humanity) died a “Spiritual Death” that day only begs the question even more as they were NEVER promised a spiritual life by God in the first place! This is pure conjecture on the part of Christianity trying to vindicate a lying God!
**Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned (Romans 5: 12)
Harry McCall