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Non-literalists, what would happen if Adam/Eve never ate the fruit?

Discussion in 'Comparative Religion' started by Willamena, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Willamena

    Willamena Just be there, doing that

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    What would happen if Adam/Eve never ate the fruit?


    My response: I kinda like life. :) But, oh well.
     
  2. BucephalusBB

    BucephalusBB ABACABB

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    The snake would keep it's soul..
     
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  3. fantome profane

    fantome profane quintessence of dust

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    We would look a lot more like Lucy.
     
  4. Engyo

    Engyo Prince of Dorkness!

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    Lucy in I Love Lucy, Lucy in Peanuts, or Lucy the Australopithecus?
     
  5. sandandfoam

    sandandfoam Well-Known Member

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    There'd be no such thing as a streaker
     
  6. fantome profane

    fantome profane quintessence of dust

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    door number three.
     
  7. Justin Thyme

    Justin Thyme Child of God

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    Whether they ate the fruit or not the story would still be about them eating the fruit because the lesson being taught wouldn't be the same had they not eaten the fruit.
     
  8. savethedreams

    savethedreams Member

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    We would never been born , most of us born out of some bad situation and it rolled over to us being born.
     
  9. stlekee

    stlekee Fool for Wisdom

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    As a non literalist, I don't think they ever ate any fruit. The story is about man's evolution and progress from a creature who had no self awareness of nakedness to a creature with consciousness and a conscience. Its the story of the dawn of the human mind understanding choices and consequences beyond mere instinct.
     
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  10. Renji

    Renji Well-Known Member

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    They would "live" not knowing how the fruit tastes like?:D
     
  11. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    What he said.
     
  12. Willamena

    Willamena Just be there, doing that

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    But as a non literalist, do you also recognize that they were never literally naked? That they are not literally creatures?
     
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