Talk:Garden of Eden

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Genesis and Extraterrestrial Life[edit]

This new addition makes no sense to me. maybe I'm just too stupid to get it. --Sun mowse.pngEn attendant Godot"Such is life." 14:40, 8 April 2009 (EDT)

I think about things like what would happen to Fundy doctrine if we received an ambassador from another star system, or if Yahweh really is the only deity why does he blow up cities for worshipping Baal? 16:45, 8 April 2009 (EDT)
Might make a good essay, rather than trying to crowbar bits of it into various articles? ħumanUser talk:Human 22:00, 8 April 2009 (EDT)
IT is just one editors wild and highly improbable speculation, I am removing it. Citations people, add citable material. - User \scriptstyle4\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^{n}(2n+1)^{-1} 22:06, 8 April 2009 (EDT)
Go ahead and make your RW smaller, see if I feel like doing this much longer. 22:08, 8 April 2009 (EDT)
You know, I would like it if you stopped adding unsupported ideas to articles that have nothing to do with the topic. What you added was wild and down right strange speculation about a completely unfalsifiable theory that I have never heard any where else before. - User \scriptstyle4\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^{n}(2n+1)^{-1} 22:16, 8 April 2009 (EDT)
Bigger is not always better. Or funnier. Ace McWickedbitch and moan 22:11, 8 April 2009 (EDT)

God makes people in him/her/multiple personality's image.

God tells them not to eat the fruit of the tree of wisdom. Why put the tree there anyway?

The snake - another of God's creations - tells the people to eat the fruit - which they do.

Illogicality alert - or God is self-contradictory. — Unsigned, by: 82.198.250.66 / talk / contribs

If we're all made in god's image then why are we not all triplets? --Edgerunner76Your views are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter 16:52, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Given the diversity of humans what does this make God? — Unsigned, by: 82.198.250.66 / talk / contribs

where the garden is[edit]

everyone knows that it was on my the aliens that ate the dinosaurs planet.See here--Thedoctor80 (talk) 20:30, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

The snake[edit]

is actually Jörmungandr while still a snakelet. 86.134.53.69 (talk) 11:36, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Wider considerations[edit]

God must have ensured that 'the world outside the Garden of Eden' was habitable #before# sending A&E out into it.

Why didn't A&E actually ask God - why have you put these two trees of life and of knowledge in the Garden of Eden (and then told us not to eat their fruit)?

It could also be argued that A&E actually made a deliberate choice - Eve could have told the snake - you eat it and suffer the consequences/God told us not to/actually, eating the fruit of the other tree (or both trees) makes more sense. Anna Livia (talk) 11:54, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

The tree of knowledge[edit]

… is actually an example of 'Chekov's Gun' - it is mentioned and so will be used (and God intended Eve and Adam to eat it eventually).

And why not make the fruit 'not tasty'? Anna Livia (talk) 19:10, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

why have a tree of knowledge at all? I mean, who was it for? who needed it? and can it help me learn a foreign language AMassiveGay (talk) 21:07, 21 April 2020 (UTC)
See also my comment in the previous section.
While the story is mythical/allegorical/trying to explain things according to the knowledge and 'systems of logic and beliefs' of the time rather than ours, there should have been more information included about such aspects. (God was going to let Eve and Adam try the fruit in due course/there is some connection between Adam and Eve consuming the fruit and God subsequently not knowing what they had done - the information had gone to them rather than to him etc). Anna Livia (talk) 22:59, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Agricultural revolution[edit]

One interpretation of the Garden of Eden story I’ve come across is that it’s an allegory for the agricultural revolution. Because we gained knowledge, we went from being able to simply forage for food to having to till the soil. That may be relevant to the article. Allgoodusernamesweretaken (talk) 17:59, 11 December 2021 (UTC)