October 23, 2008
I was sitting in a religion class, listening to the dull subject of Fall of Man, when a classmate read from the Holy Bible itself.
Now the serpent was more subtil any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.
This single sentence is quite interesting. God had made the serpent that lured the naïve Eve to eat a fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Why did God create a serpent – residing in the Garden of Eden – well-knowing that its intention was to pursaude Eve to eating the fruit? And why did God create Humans with the free will to eat of the tree keeping the fact that God didn’t want Adam and Eve to eat the fruits in mind?
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
The next question is, why doesn’t God want Adam and Eve to recognise good and evil?
My conclusion of this were that if God created Humans in his image, to be pursauded by the subtil serpent he created in his image into eating of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, he must be the original sinner, but blamed the Humans.
Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Give a fish a man, and he’ll eat for weeks – Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata
February 14, 2008
This has variations too. “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for the rest of his life”. “Give a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Put a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life”, etc.
To give a man something, it will last only short. Teach a man something, and it’ll last forever. We have no use for gifts, if we do not learn.