GARDEN OF EDEN ATTEMPT AT PARADISE FAILED
Christianity’s god Jehovah rolled the dice when creating a multi-universe reality centered solely around Earth’s tiny Garden of Eden answer to emotional paradise.
GOD SCRAPPED HIS EDEN PLAN
“24. So he drove out the man, and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”
Genesis 3:24. King James Version
Jehovah was upset with man’s ignorant behavior. He posted an impenetrable guard at the gate of Eden to protect the emotional purity found in Tree of Life awareness from mankind’s corrupted way of approaching life by settling for an awareness founded on the empty understanding inherent to borrowed knowledge.
Based on success history, the average person would question Jehovah’s ability to fulfill his pending promise to now provide an afterlife paradise “Heaven” for those who blindly trust his authority and manage to satisfy the loosely defined requirements of his plan to eternal salvation.
HAD EVE ONLY TURNED DOWN THE SNAKE-GIFTED WISDOM
… There would have been no need for mankind’s future punishment … no biblical storyline.
Humanity would be living in compassionate harmony, in sync with reality’s ruling principles just like in John Lennon’s song “Imagine.”
There would have been no narrative to fill Rome’s 312AD Bible first edition telling of mankind’s plight after being banned from the Eden garden paradise by Rome’s newly certified god.
EDEN’S SUCCESS TEETERED ON ONLY ONE COMMAND
“16. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17. 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.”
Genesis 2:16-17 KJV
Jehovah made it death-threat clear to Adam what type of wisdom to internalize to continue living in emotional bliss and what type would result in his spiritual death.
MANKIND HAD ITS WAY WITH GOD’S VIRGIN COMMAND
“11. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?”
Genesis 3:11 KJV
WHAT DID JEHOVAH EXPECT?
… He unleashed independent freewill in his street-green ignorant human race.
It turned out that Jehovah had no control of Eve’s or Adam’s mental sway when they were propositioned by the snake. They used their freewill to consider and decide to knowingly disobey his first and only command.
Maybe Jehovah should have toned down humanity’s freewill factory setting.
… Or, just maybe
Jehovah neglected to instill in man the intrinsically synced awareness and steadfast faith needed to establish what constitutes his endorsed Tree of Life wisdom that the Tree of Knowledge wisdom lacked.
… The resulting fig leaf-covered shame and humbling sorrow were mankind’s introduction to suffering.
JEHOVAH REPEATEDLY PUT HIS FOOT DOWN TO PUNISH MAN’S IGNORANCE
It seems Jehovah was vindictively upset with how mankind had earlier violated his virgin command.
Why not just instill in mankind the awareness to live in sync with the principles of impermanence that the ignorance of underwrites all humanity’s sinning and suffering?
As mankind multiplied and time advanced, mankind’s ignorance-spawned sinful stubbornness about violating this god’s unexplained demands on what to do and what not to do persist. God again threatened mankind’s disobedience only to end up wiping out all the disbelievers with a great flood.
As time passed and mankind failed to concede to following Jehovah’s mandates, he determined it necessary to issue Ten more commandments dictating how humans should behave. Again, he offers mankind no explanatory wisdom detailing the why’s or why not’s.
Jehovah later personified and sent his only son to die on the cross so ignorant mankind could be forgiven for its sinful ignorance-laid behavior. Truly, a logistical mystery.
TRUST YOUR SOUL’S ETERNAL WELLBEING TO A PROMISED PARADISE AFTER THE 1ST ATTEMPT WASHOUT?
… Heaven’s conceptualized yet-to-be presence is unique to each individual’s imagination.
There’s nothing tangible to pattern the future presence of Jehovah’s biblically reported cognitively sketched vision of heaven.
JEHOVAH WITHHELD BLISS SECRET FROM ADAM IN THE EDEN PARADISE … WHY WILL IT BE DIFFERENT FOR YOU IN AFTERLIFE PARADISE?
Those who never learned while living that the continual presence of anything is totally imaginary will expect heaven to include the continual presence of memories picturing the imagined permanence of their family members, friends and even their pets they while living in fundamental ignorance, developed a clinging attachment to.
If Jehovah didn’t instill this wisdom in Adam and Eve when watching them choose to borrow wisdom from the Tree of Knowledge, why would he instill this Tree of Life wisdom in someone who’s died and can no longer experientially derive this wisdom themselves?
Siddhartha Gautama was one normal human being who figured out how to do this himself and was able to leave the intellectually metered footprint of how he did it. His last words were to his followers were to get off their butts and take a sensual walk down his worded path.
… Blind faith believers will just have to wait until the Day of Armageddon when Jesus rides in on his white horse with trumpets blaring to see what happens.
Many will be disappointed.