This entry is the last of a series on Creation Week that began in September. Read it and leap!
Achoo. Bless you. Thank-you. Hey where did that come from? I don’t know. Well how could you catch a cold in here after all this time? I just don’t know where these germs came from! So sue me! Well, please cover your mouth when you sneeze. As if I could escape your germs in this bubble. Wow! Look down there, do I see Adam walking on top of that lake! Doesn’t he even know he could drown? Geez!
Yeah, and look at Evie. Look at all the animals around her coming to be healed. I see a limping giraffe and what is that? That goat just knocked into a tree. Maybe it is blind. Amazing. Is she talking to those animals as if they were her children? Doesn’t she look like little miss Saint Francis of Assisi over there? I think she can even understand the animals as if they are speaking to her. Will wonders ever cease!
You know what makes me really nervous? No, what? Look at the tree she’s sitting under. So what? Isn’t that the good and evil tree? Oh dear I think you’re right. I don’t understand how a tree could produce fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. It looks like a regular fruit tree to me. It could be cherries, or figs.
Maybe it’s like a psychedelic fruit, like a magic mushroom or marihuana. This won’t be the first time that eating something from nature produced a mind altering or poisonous effect. I suppose you’re right. But, why good and evil together? What’s so bad about knowing good that would kill these two? And what’s so bad about wanting to be wise?
Hey, let’s play Stump the Chump!
Can I just tell you how sick I am of you teasing me and demeaning me!
Oh, I’m sorry, can’t you take a joke? Mmmmmaybe not. Do you want to know what I think or not? Just ask me and I’ll tell you.
Evil cannot exist by itself. Never, no place, no way. Evil is like a virus or a parasite. It has to feed off of good. Just like that germy cold of yours. It’s the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because there could not be evil if there wasn’t good. Evil destroys good; it doesn’t create anything. Think of something evil: murder. Takes away life. Hatred: eats away love. Lying: corrupts truth. Everything God made was good. He said so Himself. He didn’t make evil.
Then where did evil come from? Was it a spontaneous combustion? And why did it happen just when these two eat the fruit of that tree. I am so confused! All of this seems absurd!
Calm down, and open your mind. Stop talking and think for a minute. And if you can’t think, then remember; observe what we just experienced again in your mind. Pay attention this time. We were so caught up in the moment that we weren’t aware of all that was happening. God lived in darkness and void. Was that a bad place, nope because God lived there and He is good, so the darkness could not have been evil. But when God created light something really very powerful happened!
Wait, let me guess. He could see! Haha.
Yes, you’re cute. But more than that, keep going. Even though light is good and wonderful, it formed anti-darkness. Opposition. Light and darkness make up time, but they also make up dissimilarity.
Yeah, I get it! Maybe when light came along, there were spirits who existed before time, who weren’t crazy about the idea of light. They opposed this whole light creation scheme, so they opposed God. I think I’m beginning to understand! But still, why did eating the fruit make evil appear?
It didn’t! Eating the fruit didn’t make evil appear. It made opposing God appear in humankind. Ahaa! Eh?
Not yet. Why did Adam and Eve have to die? Just because they ate the fruit because they wanted to be as wise as God? Don’t you think that punishment is a little harsh? No, a lot harsh!
My friend, how long will I have to put up with you?
Stop that, you pompous ass!
Okay, okay. God is good. God created life, He is the source of life. Are you with me?
To be with God, remember His image and likeness is all good! It’s life! To oppose life is… come on, your turn.
Righteo! Eating the fruit was not punishment for disobedience as much as it caused opposition and distrust which naturally resulted in the separation from life (God) which is voila! …deatherino! Eve and then Adam are about to eat the good eating virus of evil which will infect them. Forever they will be able to oppose life. God didn’t want that to happen, but He knew it would. He’s no dummy.
That’s why when we get to the land of immortality God’s plan will finally be realized, because there will only be light, no darkness, and most importantly there will be no opposition to good, no viruses, no parasites, no illness or disease, only similarity to God!
United we stand, eh pal!
Look at that walking pencil talking to Evie! Wait! That’s no walking pencil, it’s the serpent telling her not to trust God. There she goes! Chomp chomp. Okay Adam, your turn. No argument, no hesitation. Jerk. Naturally, he agrees that God doesn’t know what’s good for him. Hahaha psychedelic fruit. They look so funny clutching their genitals. Shhh, stop laughing. Here comes God. Oh, did you feel that wonderful evening breeze! Great, it’s taking us closer to the scene. Does God look angry?
Nah, He expected it. He just wants to hear what they’ll say. Haha Adam and Eve are trying to hide. Good luck chumps!
“Adam, where are you?”
“Hello God, I heard the sound of you in the garden and I was afraid, because I was naked and I hid myself.” God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat?”
Adam said, “The woman that You gave to be with me, she gave me the fruit from the tree and I ate. (But it was your fault because You gave her to me, and it was her fault because it was her idea. I am just an innocent bystander here.)”
Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.”
Oh, I think I’m going to throw up. How pathetic. If they just didn’t try to blame God and that walking pencil I wonder if they could have reunited with God right away. Of course not, they are humans. They need to learn the long hard way.
Come on bubblepal, we have got to get out of here, these two are making me sick. Let’s go over to the ocean. Okay now, deep breath, BLOW!