ADAM AND EVE - Want to know the real story?
History, religion and culture teem with the opinion that Adam and Eve made a horrible mistake and because of that mistake the rest of us – mankind throughout all of history – have been born depraved and fallen.
But what if the Fall was supposed to happen?
Here’s what we were taught:
1. Eve was deceived, and thus woman is, if not evil, inferior.
2. Adam was weak. Superior, but still, weak.
3. Man is inherently evil.
4. The fall was a horrible mistake, and we are still suffering the consequences Every bad thing that happens can be traced back to those two fateful bites.
5. Parenting is a burden.
6. Hard work and childbearing are the punishments God inflicted on mankind for the transgression of Adam.
Basically, there are very few bright points to this story as far as the traditional school of thought goes. It's rather a dismal picture.
Is there another, more correct way of looking at it?