I am NOT going to write what i'm about to write for purposes of critisizing. I am writing this to just put out there another way of seeing within that which was written, even when i myself do NOT have believes, that within that book or any book one can still apply Common Sense and use what is written or what is HERE to bring about that which is BEST for all in a practical/factual/physical manner/way to have an outcome that will be BEST for all practically.
For this i am going to use of the King James Bible version to illustrate even within a story that i myself see as a more rhetorical allegory and NOT as a piece of written material that can be taken literally.
Let me start with Genesis Chapter 2 verse 9, which is as follows, and i want you the reader to pay attention to the words that i will underline, because i will give my perspective on them.
9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Now, as one can see i have underlined the words: '' the tree of life'' and '' the tree of knowledge of good and evil.''
What i noticed within these sequence of words is the following: the word ''knowledge'' is NOT in the sequence of the words '' the tree of life.''
This is very important to understand. It is implying within these simple words that LIFE stands on itself, it gives to itself, it is not dependent on Knowledge as is the second sequence of words as in: '' the tree of Knowledge of good and evil.''
''Good and Evil,'' is dependent on the Knowledge thereof. In other words, to make it much more easy; ''Good and Evil,'' needs to be Known in order for them to exist, the knowledge of them must be first. You have to KNOW ''good and evil'' before you can apply them. And where is Knowledge coming from...?? Is it not the mind..??
So lets move futher with the looking at this point of; '' the tree of life'' and ''the tree of good and evil.''
I move to the next verses in the same
chapter that are related to this point, and they are the following:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
These two verses are also very important to look at within common sense, because God is Commanding the Man to NOT eat of the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and that IF they should do that, they will surely die.
For God himself to place that tree in that garden he himself must be full of '' the knowledge of Good and Evil.'' Keep this in mind, because it will be discused further.
Now i am going to move to the next chapter, which will be chapter 3 with the following verses:
22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Within these 3 verses something very fascinating has happened. Now that the Man has eaten of the tree that they were Commanded to NOT to eat of and Become Like God; Knowing ''good and evil,'' as God himself is saying here in verse 22, talking to someone else, as in the word: ''US.''
So now God Knows that ''Good and Evil,'' must be a terrible thing, God immediately sent the Man forth from the garden, because God is now even afraid that the Man might eat of the tree of LIFE and then live FOREVER. God Did NOT forgive them, Did NOT teach them forgiveness either......None of these things did this benevolent being as God do. He just did what he could do BEST, which is to Punish those whom does NOT live by its Commands.
For most heavy duty Christians, this is a ''good'' thing that God did, to sent them out of the garden, before they ate of the tree of LIFE, and also because most Christians belief that they needed to OBEY God's command, which was to NOT eat of: ''the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.'' So they deserve to be punished..........interesting.
And in these 3 verses one can see that the Man did NOT ever ate of the tree of LIFE, and the story does not mention how it come they did not eat of it, if it was NOT commanded by God to NOT to do so..??
So now up to where i wanted to get to, and that is to see that within this story, that IF one is a serious Christian, one will notice, IF one pay attention, that " Good and Evil,'' is NOT something that God wanted Man to have or to express themselves as.
What do we still see today in this world? Do we NOT see that we are still doing the same thing God did NOT want us to do, which is ''Good and Evil.'' Let me repeat that for you the reader, IF you are a believer in this story; '' GOOD & EVIL.'' Thus both of them!!!!!
But yet what are we trying to do in this world everyday? We are always trying to do some ''good'' and avoid as much as possible the ''evil'' isn't it so? Or we are trying to Punish those that do evil according to us. And those that are evil are doing their best to abuse those that are good, and so the whole cycle continues.
God was very clear by the very fact according to this story, that he even went as far as to remove Man from the garden, because they have eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Remember what God said in verse 17, that if one eats of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, one shall surely DIE. Now this is a fascinating statement made by God, because understand God himself is the one full of the knowledge of good and evil, so full that he had to made a tree that bear fruits that IF eaten thereof, one will possess this knowledge of good and evil and thus then surely DIE. So God is then stating that he also is going to DIE, because he himself is saying that about eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thus possessing this knowledge will lead to DEATH.
Here is the other fascinating thing within this whole point, that God himself must have eaten from the tree of LIFE in order to understand that a forever LIFE is possible if one eats of it, and now does NOT want theMan that he created in his image and likeness to be just like him; FOREVER with the knowledge of good and evil, that leads to death eventually some time in the future, and thus removed/banned the Man out of the garden, and put guards to guard this tree of LIFE. Does this make any sense to you the reader?
Another fascinating point is also in this whole story, that God is incapable of uncreating what he creates and for example; cannot Remove the tree of LIFE out of the garden, but had to improvise and punish the Man instead, and on top of all the disaster sent him away too and to mulitply and become more people that will live this ''good and evil'' that he did NOT want in the world. So God made things even worse instead of taking responsibility for his own creation and to correct that which was done.
So IF you the reader are a Christian, consider this very deeply, that by doing ''GOOD or EVIL,'' is NOT what God wanted from you. So if one is believing that by doing ''good'' in this world as oppose to evil, and due to this one is going to go to some heaven of some sorts when one dies, rethink that Again, because the story is already very clear that God did NOT want you to be ''GOOD nor EVIL.''
So now we have a dilemna, because what are we suppose to do now? Because as one can see ''good and evil'' is all what everyone KNOWS and is also what every parent is keeping on teaching their children to continue with the same thing over and over and over.................................................
Thus this whole story is telling us, that ''good and evil'' are polarities/opposites and are thus NOT what LIFE IS!!!!! Our answer lies in LIFE, the tree of LIFE!!!
We need to do LIFE and NOT do ''good and evil'' for they are NOT LIFE!!!
So if one is actively as a Christian trying as much as possible to do good in the world, remember that you are Still doing that which was commanded by God of you NOT to do...!!!!
It will be impossible for anyone who does ''GOOD'' to enter heaven, because ''GOOD'' was a part that belonged to another part which is ''EVIL'' that were the two opposite polarities from each other, the one supporting the other.
I am placing the possibility to enter a heaven of some sorts purely for those whom might have this belief that when they die, they are going to this place IF they were '' GOOD,'' as this is a belief that many if not all Christians have, all the 2.8 billion of them. And it is not reserve to Christians alone, many other belief systems have this belief too.
So to do ''good'' is the same as to do ''evil'' and vice versa!!!!
Make sure that you do LIFE.......as it was written something we yet do NOT understand and never lived as one as equal as YET.
Here is the link of the king james bible online: http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/