That's one way to look at the Garden of Eden...

Found this at LOL God, but I'm not sure where they got it originally. Some of the stuff is pretty funny, if not wholly irreligious, over there. Nevertheless, this one really, really makes you think for a moment, especially if you give credence to a literal "Garden"-type scenario....

Just me, God here...Say, you up for some anal probing tonight?

Click to give this image a chubby...it's stunning.

The reason I say this does, or should, give one pause, comes from a few damned interesting Biblical passages:

Exodus 14:19-20 "And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them. And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night."

Exodus 19:18 "And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly."

2 Kings 2:11 "And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven."

Isaiah 6:1 "In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.  Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:
       "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
       the whole earth is full of his glory."

Ezekiel 1:4 "And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire."

Knock, knock...God again....Got a stomach you're not using?

All in all, pretty creepy stuff, eh? BTW: the version of the passages I used above come from the King James version of the Holy Bible, the only way that I think God would talk...all pre-Victorian and incredibly passive-voiced. A ton of parallel translations are available at Bible.cc. That said, this was definitely a consciousness-raising exercise...even for bitter atheists like me. Because, with so many creation myths in the East recounting essentially the same story, there may some truth to it...just not the one we collectively want, or socially understand those stories to mean...

I. Want. To. Believe...


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