Down the garden path went Adam
He found and Apple to fathom
He could not understand the depth
Because the apple was from the knowledge tree
Eve was cajoled by the serpent
She forced her husband
Came upon Adm the curse
Life for you will be arduous
Wish Adam & Eve had not walked
Down the garden path
The story sounds so strange, why would God curse any of his / her creation? There are variation to the story that God punish the ground and not Adam. My point has always been – if God isn’t someone who is compassionate, why should we call him / her God?
Story source of the stories of God cursing Adam and cursing ground –
rummuser · June 18, 2016 at 8:31 pm
It should not be taken literally. The story is a metaphor.
KRD Pravin · June 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm
I couldnt understand metaphor. I am still wondering about that.
upreeti · June 30, 2016 at 9:15 pm
Certainly…. the question is…..so very correct!!!
dunnasead.co · July 7, 2016 at 8:41 am
The point of the story, from the view of the Christian faith, is free will, and absolute trust in God. We are given a choice, always, in all we do. But if the choice requires knowledge beyond what we have, we have to turn to God for help, or accept the consequences. God is a loving father, who wishes the best for his children. He was angry that Adam and Eve chose knowledge without understanding the consequences it would have in their lives. The parallel passage in the new testament is in I Corinthans 13, if you ae curious. It can be found online, and tells what love is, as opposed to earthy things, like knowledge, which are often followed instead of love. ps this Corinthians quote is used as a way of seeing if the person you wish to marry is the right one. You put their name instead of Love, meaning agape, divine love, and you can see immediately how they compare to the ideal of a loving relationship to God and to other humans.