- Giulio Cavallo
the unoriginal sin
the original sin.
here’s the story, directly reported from the Bible of modern times, Wikipedia:
“The narrative of the Book of Genesis places the first man and woman (Adam and Eve) in a garden where they may eat the fruit of many trees but are forbidden by God to eat from the "tree of knowledge of good and evil".
And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 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.
- Genesis 2:16-17
In Genesis 3, a serpent tempts the woman:
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil.
- Genesis 3/4-5
Desiring this wisdom, the woman eats the forbidden fruit and gives some to the man who also eats it. They become aware of their "nakedness" and make fig-leaf clothes, and hide themselves when God approaches. God curses the man and woman (and the serpent), and expels them from the garden and thereby from eternal life.”
here’s my take:
god has created a bit of a mess.
first Jehovah God creates everything.
and everything is he. and btw, why should he be a he in the first place ?
a bit of a prick if you ask me, since he only uses capital letters for himself and everything that pertains to him.
but that’s ok. he’s god after all.
then he goes on and creates an eternal world of peace; a place called Eden where all plants and animals and things live in perfect harmony!
so far so good.
but then, with some mud he found on the ground he has the brilliant idea to create one man and one woman.
really ? like that’s going to work …
good and evil, right and wrong, life and death, to be or not to be, cappuccino or flat white ?
now let me get this: god is perfect, but creates imperfection and we, the humans, gotta pay for it ?
doesn’t smell like a great proposition to me.
basically, it’s a lose-lose situation. we only have two choices:
either we stay in Eden, but then we can’t really enjoy it, since we have no idea of what’s going on, because we are alive but as conscious as a ripe banana.
or, we decide to find out what’s it all about, but then we die.
adam and eve must have been a bit perplexed ! (as you can tell in the painting by adam visibly scratching his head).
how could they make a decision without even knowing what a decision is !
and then, god introduces a third player in the scene: the snake.
not only there seems to be a major paradox in the making, but let’s make things a bit more confusing and, before adam and eve can even start evaluating the pros and the cons, let’s lure, tempt and manipulate them into making the wrong choice.
seriously: how many chances would you give them at this stage of the game ?
none ? you're right. because they do eventually bite into the red apple (or pill).
and please. pretty please. let’s not get into any non consequential bickering of who started what.
as you will see soon in the conclusion, that’ probably the crux of the whole game !
fast forward few billion years ( or 6000 if you prefer) and here we are, women and men, living consciously but then having to die, forced to wear clothes because we are ashamed of being naked (as god made us ???), scared shitless of snakes and cursed forever because we wanted to be like god.
or are we ?
what if i told you that adam and eve actually made the right decision ?
what if the snake was right and now we all know, really know, what good and evil means ?
what if we went through this game of life and now we wake up and realise that we ARE god ?
think about it !
if we are god. we can do or create whatever we want.
maybe no more suffering, no more eternal prison, no more duality, no more bickering about who fucked up… we all did.
all it takes is knowing that we, all of us, all of it, is god.
and that god doesn’t really exist, just us.
could it be, that we are the ones that started this game in the first place ?