'And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.'
The Maker that is perfect in every possible way worked only for six days out of His infinite existence and had to take the seventh day off, for the rest of the eternity I guess, and has been kind of monitoring/contemplating the masterwork he launched ever since, living a leisured life. Why would He need rest after only six-day’s work? Tired? Who, the Almighty?
'And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.'
How come God sanctified the day he rested, and not the days in which He performed a masterstroke of creativity? What is more dignifying: labour, a well-earned rest afterwards or rest without any work at all? And why are some people’s lives, like those of the aristocracy and other ladies/gentlemen of leisure, basically restricted to “the seventh day”?
'And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.'
One of the few things that seem to be clear in this book, we are made of the same atoms, quarks, in short matter, as the planets, the sun and the stars.
'And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.'
What was around Eden? Why couldn’t be the whole Earth a garden of Eden? Sounds like the island from ‘Lost’.
'And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.'
That’s one of the places that I find especially troubling. Why plant a tree humans weren’t supposed to touch? And what are Good and Evil? Are these two concepts inherent to God or He created them to mould human souls? Does our ever-evolving understanding of moral precepts change their absolute essence? If the ideas of evil and good are intrinsic to God, then they are invariable and don’t depend on time, fashion or anyone’s personal point of view. What really haunts me is what the tree of life was for and where it is now (since it’s supposed to be in Eden, where’s Eden? Remember, God didn’t destroy Eden, he just ousted humans from it, so Eden must be still somewhere around Euphrates (Shamballa?), but in the parallel dimension, again like the island in ‘Lost’).
'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.'
So He didn’t forbid to eat from the tree of life, but warned the man against eating of it under the pain of immediate death, which proved true only in part, since Adam didn’t die that very day. I wonder why Adam was so stupid as to pass up the chance of eating first from the tree of life. He couldn’t possibly figure it out by himself, could he?
'And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.'
Why wasn’t it good? Wasn’t God himself alone? Why didn’t He give Adam another man as a companion? I’m still at a loss to understand what woman was created for.
'And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;'
Wasn’t there enough dust to make a woman? What was the point of taking Adam’s rib instead? Or it’s probably just human account of the origin and reason of physiological similarities between two genders.
'Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.'
This one of the most beautiful places. So every time a man gets divorced he shall “uncleave” from his wife: and disentangle his flesh from hers.
What this passage actually means is that
A unit of human species is not a separate man or woman, but a couple: a man and a woman.
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