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No more walking upright for him; he must crawl on his belly and eat dust. Generations of her kind will endure pain in conception and childbirth. He and his progeny will have to work by the sweat of their brow to make bread.And just to round things out, death gets handed out to all the parties; nobody gets to live forever anymore.At the behest of a mysterious snake, Eve eats from the tree and shares the fruit with Adam.The Almighty becomes angry, and hands out various punishments: The snake?" Before getting to your conclusions, let's take a moment to revisit the basic storyline together.In a nutshell, here it is: After creating a world, God fashions two human beings and places them in paradise, the Garden of Eden.Is there a question of this sort -- a question of this magnitude -- that we need to deal with when reading the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden? Let's talk a little bit about this mysterious tree in the Garden, the one that God places off-limits. It is known as "the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil". A person with all the faculties we associate with humanity except for the capacity to understand right and wrong is someone who could slaughter people with an axe the way you and I mow the lawn.
For as long as you are stuck with this question, the story of Adam and Eve simply fails to make any sense at all. I'd like to sketch the outline of an approach we may ultimately find useful. We've casually assumed that we knew what kind of knowledge the Tree gave to Adam and Eve: A knowledge of "good and evil," of "right and wrong." But on second thought, just because it's called a "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil" doesn't mean that Adam and Eve were ignorant of morality, of right and wrong, beforehand.Okay, you've taken some time to re-read the story of Adam, Eve and the Snake.Hopefully, you've read it with fresh eyes, and asked yourself that very basic of questions: "What is strange about this picture?Is knowing right from wrong an asset or a liability for humanity? Clearly, people are better off when they know the difference between right and wrong.
Imagine a world in which people were pretty much the same as they are now -- they were smart, they could walk, they could talk, they could drive cars and become investment bankers. So why would God pretend that having such knowledge is undesirable?
So Adam and Eve evidently had some knowledge of good and evil before eating from the tree.