Genesis fall is a rewrite of a much more ancient Mesopotamian story of sex, perplexity, & alienation. It was rewritten to make it a story about Yahweh. For centuries Jews & Christians have wrestled w/ the problems in that ancient Jewish editor’s ideas. — So the story served the readers by providing them w/ a description of the psychological state of affairs they thought afflicted humans. They saw themselves & the human race as alienated, orphaned, & diseased; and they were, of course…

Genesis fall is a rewrite of a much more ancient Mesopotamian story of sex, perplexity, & alienation. It was rewritten to make it a story about Yahweh. For centuries Jews & Christians have wrestled w/ the problems in that ancient Jewish editor’s ideas. — So the story served the readers by providing them w/ a description of the psychological state of affairs they thought afflicted humans. They saw themselves & the human race as alienated, orphaned, & diseased; and they were, of course…

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