Eccentric Jennifer posts a wonderful series of thoughts on the implication of Eve’s role in the Bible. I concur with her, naturally, but I would like to expand upon one point. Specifically, her final sentence:
And, if this myth is true? Well, I’d like to thank Eve on behalf of all humanity, she gave us the greatest gift ever, she gave us Knowledge.
She sure did. What does it say about Christianity, the Abrahamic God, and those who follow the Bible literally that Eve’s reward for bringing enlightenment to humanity was to be cast out of paradise and tainted forever with Original Sin? Humanity is not supposed to be curious; we are supposed to obey God.
This is dangerous and foolish; this is to suggest that those who push the cause of human knowledge are nothing but sinners. We all know that the Abrahamic faiths rail against knowledge, but when you think about it, it is incredible that it is part of the entire core creation myth! That the very first statement God makes in the Bible (other than “and it was good”), is that, “Hey humans. Cavort around here in Paradise. But don’t think. Thinking’s dangerous, dontcha know. What did I just say! GTFO! Blame the bitches for this one, dudes, amiright?”
Yeah, God is a bro. Somehow, the image of God with a popped collar is making me laugh.
The point is simple: misogyny and ignorance are the Bible’s two core values, as told in the Adam and Eve creation myth. We need to shed ourselves of these dangerous faiths and move past them.