Good day, It's Reverend. Ike on the mic. Today's sermon, The forbidden fruit AKA the Adam's Apple.
Let's take a look at the biblical approach we've been taught to believe. God tells Adam. "Go do this, go name that, don't touch this etc..." Which is not really all that different from our regular day to day lives, activities and what we're expected of.
The Alpha, the man, the Adam should never let the Beta, the woman, the Eve deter his focus to maintain his path to promise and fruition. Stick to your script!
I guess Adam's script was to name the animals, play gardener, landscaper, farmer etc... What ever his duties were, that's what he was supposed to stick to, Keeping away from the proverbial forbidden tree was needles to say.
I've done research to realize the vast different types of distractions they can bring forth. From soft and subtle, subliminal to direct or straight up confrontational. I see the comparison in the Adam & Eve story; but just what IS the story? Did Adam really bite into a magical apple, was he coerced, conned, enticed or seduced by Eve's newly acquired feminine wiles, is it metaphor for sexually arousing him. Or was it really his choice all along to eat this fruit or have sex?
They called it "the tree of knowledge or fruit of knowledge". They became aware of their nudity, their innocence was gone. I don't think their nudity were strange to each other after the fact.
If you have kids of your own or been around kids that have broken their virginity the change is usually apparent and hard to hide. You can never go back after you've acquired a knowledge.
Perhaps he became less productive after tasting the fruit causing them to live roughly in the wild instead of the luxury of the garden they were used to.
Unfortunately, after a deed is done you end up owning it. "He or she made me do it" is not an option.
Peep G though, all decisions are final with YOU. For the most part no one can force you to do anything that you didn't initially want to do the first place.