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Unformatted text preview: Judaism’s Bible An Eye for an Eye It is difficult to understand a being that exists outside the basis of reality and proportion. However, due to the interaction and direct influence of God with mankind in Biblical society, it is apparent that he exhibits the same characteristics of the models he created. Through God’s interaction with people, it is possible to gain an incite to God’s character, and in doing so show how his actions and influence shape mankind. God exhibits both love and fury against humanity in a variety of ways, but at the core of his reasoning, his actions are the result of the decisions humanity chooses to follow; the human attribute of free will consistently shifts the disposition of God due to the flaws of natural human nature. “And the Lord God said, “Now that man has become like one of us, knowing good and bad, what if he should stretch out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” So the Lord god banished him from the garden of Eden, to till the soil from which he was take.” Genesis 3.22 The Book of Genesis begins with explaining the creation of the natural world. The 6 th day ends with the creation of humanity, and the human race from this day forward consistently rattle the temper of their creator. With the creation of Adam and Eve, God is content with the outcome of creation. At this point humanity has every conceivable aspect of happiness; food, peace, safety, and sex are all in inextinguishable supply. However, the will of humanity can never be satisfied. It is human nature to consistently change and open new doors to different experiences, and due to curiosity and temptation paradise is lost for the rest of history. Free will opens humanity up to the evils of temptation, and is consistently correlated to the errors that hinder the natural world. Within the Garden of Eden God delivered every demand to Adam and Eve, however that could not satisfy the unquenchable pallet of humanity. God had provided everything with one simple request that from a normative point of view, pertaining to the necessities of life, was completely acceptable. It is justifiable that God punished humanity because the human race was created to be a creature of his own image, a child in a certain sense; to directly disobey...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course REL 100 taught by Professor Visitingprof during the Fall '08 term at Conn College.
- Fall '08