Every christian must believe the
Adam and Eve
story with the talking snake.
To not believe in it is to eliminate original sin and the entire purpose of Jesus Christ.
Genesis 3:1-24 (The Fall)
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God say, 'You shall not eat from any tree in the garden'?" The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; but God said, 'You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die.'" But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
If a snake approaches me, I will back off immediately, but if a snake starts talking to me, I'll crap myself.
The snake's ability to talk (in a language understood by Adam and Eve yet) is quite astonishing considering that snakes do not have vocal chords or the ability to propel air thru their non-existent vocal chords. The notion that a limbless reptile with a much smaller cranial capacity than a human, outsmarted two naked people created by an almighty, omniscient god is astonishing!
The serpent/snake took away God's peep show of two naked humans. That must have pissed off god.
Is a snake wilier than a coyote? A roadrunner? A crow? A dolphin? Have you ever known a snake to trick anyone? Has any other animal that you've owned or met, ever talked to you or outsmarted you? Other than the mice that are pan-diminesional beings? Like your pet spider, goldfish, cat, dog, pig, guppy, gerbil, turtle, scorpion, ants in your ant farm, or boa constrictor?
Have any of your pets lied or deceived you?
Did Noah only take two snakes on board the Ark? Why did he choose any snakes if these animals are cursed by God? Did God place any mongooses on board? Of course.
Apparently, the talking snake line went extinct in less than 6,500 years.
Next time, I'm in court, I will say that my pet turtle deceived me and made me do it.
A snake that smart from hell, wouldn't just lie there soaking up the sun like a lazyass useless housecat. It would probably play chess, write some code, and might be persuaded to teach your kids algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, linear algebra, and quantum mechanics on the side.
No telling what a snake like that would fetch on the exotic animal black market. Sure wish I had one.
Better yet, I sure wish you creationists would stop believing patently nonsensical Bronze-Age fairy tales like the one under examination. It's embarrassing.
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