Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Truth about Adam and Eve (video)

Grunge, 4/27/19; Robot Chicken; A. Wells, Crystal Q., Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Here's what nobody told us about Adam and Eve
Lilith versus Eve and some contradictions
Everyone knows the basic story of Adam and Eve. They were the first humans, created by the Jewish/Christian God in the idyllic Garden of Eden.
  • There's a Buddhist "Genesis," a creation story explaining how humans came to exist on this plane -- the result of devolution from devas ("shining ones") who came and took delight in earth's dense pleasures until they became coarser and coarser. See the Agganna Sutra (DN 27).
All was well until a snake (or spirit serpent) tricked Eve into eating the fruit of knowledge (an apple or entheogenic mushroom). Then Eve tricked Adam. Then God kicked them both out. And it turned into a whole thing. Well, here's the real story of Adam and Eve.

If one actually reads the Genesis account in the Judeo-Christian Bible, one will notice God creates the universe and everything in it twice. And the two accounts directly contradict each other in some places.

If one doesn't take the creation story literally, as many Christians and Jews do not, then it's not an issue. But it's a huge problem for some biblical scholars who believe Genesis was one story completely written by Moses.

Some people in history have gone to great lengths to make the two versions mesh, like when they made Adam a hermaphrodite. In the first version of creation, it says God formed Adam and Eve at the same time, and the story used the phrasing: "...male and female he created them."

Some early Christian theologians decided this meant that they were made to have both sexes. And while many church leaders were uncomfortable with that idea, it stuck around as a theory for centuries.

The two versions of creation are also where Lilith (Adam's first partner) comes from. Jewish mythology says Lilith was Adam's first wife. She later became a demon, as usually happens in these stories.

Lilith is the woman mentioned in the first creation story, while Eve is the one made later from one of Adam's bones. Which bone? Not his rib or side but his penis bone. #AdamAndEve #Genesis
  • The two creation stories | 0:17
  • Was Eve made from Adam's…what? | 1:18
  • The belly button question | 2:13
  • The mysterious forbidden fruit | 3:18
  • No pain meds for sinners | 4:20
  • The pre-Adamite movement | 5:31
  • The Garden of Eden has been everywhere | 6:26
  • Literal belief in the story | 7:34
  • Who were genetic Adam and Eve? | 8:39

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