ICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC - In the Judeo-Christian Creation...

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In the Judeo-Christian Creation Story, the first man, Adam, was created by God, out of the dust of the earth; and the breath of life was breathed into him. God gave to Adam dominion over all his creation and the Garden of Eden as a home to tend it and keep it. Then God created Eve out of Adam, she was formed for Adam, for his help, service, and comfort. Eve was later seduced by the serpent, who was actually Satan, the one who rebelled against God and the one who leads the evil spirits in their rebellion against God's purposes. Eve was deceived and she ate of the forbidden fruit. Then Adam, who was with her, chose to eat of the fruit also and they sinned. Because Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit sin and death entered the world. Eventually, God cast Adam and Eve from the garden, and from the tree of life. He placed Cherubim and a flaming sword, turning in every direction, to guard the entrance to the tree of life. The story of Adam and Eve and the creation has proven itself worthy of being dissected and shredded into its core themes of thanatos, eros, within the Oedipal conflict. The themes in the story are very easy to relate to as we closely observe two human beings that share our same tendencies and desire to defy and liberate. This account of our first fathers gives a great amount of insight where our tendencies of defiance originated. Adam, the first man, was made from the dust thus making him a thanatos creature. I believe the example of being created from dust would create a line defining us as Thanatos and God, the law giver, as Eros. As the story progresses in this light there are events that stand as a testimony of the struggle between God and the natural man, father and son, or thanatos and eros. The struggles between these two key players are harnessed by the Oedipal conflict. Knowing this bit of information makes the story of Adam and Eve have a bit of an psychoanalytic glow. One main point of conflict in the story occurs when Adam and
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Eve eat from the forbidden fruit and become aware of their nakedness. As a result, they are cast out from the Garden of Eden and made to live out in the wilderness. Most people
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Newman during the Spring '11 term at Mt. SAC.

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ICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC - In the Judeo-Christian Creation...

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