Genesis 1 & 2
A newer view point
I have been researching religion most of my life. Out of fear mostly, the idea that I would burn in hell if I didn’t believe in something is quite the motivator. To the hopeful end of saving myself from such a fate, I have poured over much of the bible for answers. One of the very interesting things I found was at the very beginning, in genesis and it was a Wiccan who pointed me toward this direction. I do not remember who, but he’s a ‘famous’ Wiccan who writes a lot, so if you find him, please let me know so I can give credit. He spins a tale of what he does when bible door sale men come knocking and it’s very amusing, the gist however is that most of us do not know two translations that usually get messed up in English versions of the bible. This mess up makes a world of difference.
Let’s start with Genesis one where God makes the world, etc. This God is named in the original as the Elohim. Yes, I said ‘the’ Elohim, the word is plural and translated elsewhere in the bible as ‘pantheon’ or ‘pagan gods.’ The plural includes both feminine and masculine forms with the feminine first and more prominent. The female component being ‘prominent’ is my own opinion from breaking down the word my self from studying the original word forms. So, in Genesis one we have a bunch of Gods getting together and creating the universe and earth in a story that could fit most science if you were explaining it to a four year old. As for the times and ‘days,’ I’m gonna say that there are some colloquialisms there that didn’t translate forward very well. Or, just not being well versed in science, the early bible writers had no foresight to see the confusion it all would create. The important thing to take away, is this group of Gods created the earth and a bunch of humans in their own image who then began to go forth and multiply, like any good animal does. And the Gods (both females and males and possibly some variations of hermaphrodites and trans people) rest.
Next comes Genesis two where a god named Yhwh (an unspeakable word, by the way) comes along and claims the garden of eden for his own stomping grounds. Two things to note, Yhwh is the only ‘god’ who walks the earth and though claiming to create stuff ‘he’ does it quite differently from the original Elohim. Also something very important, Yhwh is a singular (one ‘person’) but has both masculine and feminine attributes. I’m not sure if this is the first two spirit, or possibly the first hermaphrodite mentioned but it is significant. Now Yhwh plays with ‘his’ creation Adam for a while getting him do name animals and stuff, but Adam gets board of all this and eventually Yhwh ‘creates’ Eve.
I’m gonna break for a moment, because I think it’s highly significant that the story suggests that a woman can come from man when, even back then it would be clear that men come from woman. Even Genesis one doesn’t mess with nature’s order in this way. It’s starting to sound like some guys fish story to me…
Sorry, let me get back to it. Let’s remember that while all this is going on everywhere else outside of the ‘garden’ humans a going forth and multiplying quite nicely, thank you very much. Also, I’d like to note that the Gods, the Elohim are ‘resting.’ What do evil people and twelve year old boys have in common? They will get up to all sorts of mischief when mom and dad are napping. In this case though it seems that Yhwh is not the only one who can get up to some mischief, Eve starts learning that Yhwh has some secrets and she isn’t content to live without some knowledge. Another point to note, outside of the garden humans are not being restricted in the same manner. But for Eve, she has to get her information somewhat clandestinely from the snake. Now you need to go get your bibles and read and tell me where in any of it does the snake lie. Yep, you were just told it lied (or told it did some other infraction, which on the rest of the earth is not an infraction at all). As we all know, eventually the jig is up for everyone, but I find it interesting that Yhwh seems to talk with someone who is not Adam or Eve and gets a reply to which his response is to have a hissy fit, smite the snake and throw Adam and Eve out of ‘his’ special garden.
Yhwh doesn’t sound like a God, he sounds like a demi god who got told off for waking up mom and dad and now his punishment (and ours it seems) is to walk the earth thrown out of ‘heaven.’
The conclusion I came up with is if you follow some fool religion you walk in hell. If you realize you are a son, daughter or twospirit made in the image of the original Gods, you walk in heaven, no religion needed because you are God ( a child of the parent grows up to be just like the parent, duh).
Some side commentary of note:
It is historically known that many evil characters are never mentioned by name or their name becomes a curse to speak. The most recent use of this is in a popular magical fantasy I’m rather fond of. Ironic that Yhwh was at one time also not a name humans were allowed speak.
There is only one god or god like creature that ‘walks’ the earth, later mentioned in the bible as Lucifer and/or Satan. Though the connection is not direct, if made, then Yhwh is the devil and all Jews, Muslims and Christians are the original Satan worshipers.
Many people get confused when the English translations are not specific about the nature of the Elohim and Yhwh. This leads to not understanding where all the other people come from in the bible. Well now that you know, it makes a little more sense. It also makes me wonder, if Yhwh’s people are the chosen ones, why does he have to kill them off and start over so often??? Who does he use to do this? More of the Elohim’s people? Hum… Makes me wanna go burn my bible and have nothing to do with religion ever again, ‘cause if Yhwh can’t get it right and the Elohim aren’t even trying who’s left?
One last thing… The garden, I think this is a parable. When we walk with a religion, in the beginning it’s wonderful, all happy thoughts and warm fuzzies. Once we get along in it it becomes confusing and hard. Then one day we realize that all religions have to, buy their nature, be confining we finally step out of our delusions and set ourselves free. We can either be stupid like Adam and Eve and continue to carry the baggage with us or we can step out of it cleanly and walk with nature (the original garden) which is every where on the planet. Not worship it, but live in it fully, then we are one with our parents, the Gods. ~ Maybe this is why so many scientists get a god complex~ giggles.
~ Blessings, An Angel