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  • The first time I heard this phrase used to refer to women in general, by a Christian theologian, I was old enough that I thought it sounded sexy. Of course, what it really refers to is the idea that women are inherently of worse judgement than men, and "the weaker vessel." It was Eve who was deceived by the serpent, not Adam. Hence all of mankind inheriting original sin from Adam and Eve, supposedly. Which of course, doesn't sound as sexy.

    When I think on the creation myth of Genesis, I can't understand how eating of the tree was as cataclysmic as everyone who believes in it says. Supposedly eating of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil, gave them a new sort of consciousness that they did not possess before. But knowing it, they were doomed to a mortal life. But so what if we are all going to die? What is so inherently bad about death, other than it being kind of scary because we don't know what happens after?

    I suppose I would have eaten of it too. My grandma told me a few years ago, that I should be careful of what I put in my mind because "it will be in there forever, whether it's good or bad." I told her I couldn't buy that. "I would rather know than not, always." So far, that need to know has cost me some tears and my peace of mind. But I wouldn't have it any other way.
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