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Adam and Eve: the human condition

GENESIS REVISITED - a new beginning The story of Adam and Eve may depict man's fall from the comfort of living in blameless ignorance, but it also describes his first - thanks to woman - courageous step on the long and difficult journey towards greater awareness (of himself, of others, and of the world at large) and responsibility, away from ignorance and the instinctive, blameless behaviour of his animal nature. It is high-time that we exchanged Yahweh for a more enlightened (concept of) God. Instead of cursing them, this is what my God (with more than 2000 years of hindsight  (When God Was a Woman (Harvest/HBJ Book) ) , after sending her unworthy husband away, might have said to Eve: Red Moon Curiosity and the desire for knowledge and awareness have led you to disobey me, but I like your courageous and independent spirit, which is in contrast to your obedient and wimp of a  husband. You have started to become conscious of yourself, of others and of the world about you.