Sunday, February 15, 2009

Alpha & Omega

Every now and then people get to wondering whether or not Adam and Eve had belly-buttons. The reason people wonder about this is because if these original creatures weren't born of a woman, they wouldn't have needed to receive sustenance through an umbilical cord. I think this is a reasonable question for people to ask. Another reasonable thing for people to ponder about the days in the garden is this: Adam and Eve didn't have umbilical cords, but the apple that they ate off of the tree of knowledge had a stem.

What do you think about that?

5 comments:

Lodo Grdzak said...

Does the bible mention a stem? Or are you assuming?

Mark Daniels said...

Actually, the ancient rabbis always thought that the fruit that Adam and Eve ate was a fig.

That may explain why Jesus got medieval on that one fruitless fig tree.

Spencer Troxell said...

Lodo: I'm just assuming. It made sense to me that if the apple came from the tree, it would've been attached by a stem. But according to Mr. Daniels here, I may not even have the correct fruit.

Mark: That's pretty interesting. Thanks. Wouldn't it be weird if the ancient rabbis were also wrong, and it was really a stalk of celery that facilitated the fall of man?

Lodo Grdzak said...

Now who'd be tempted by a piece of celery? But a fig?--now thats good eatin'!

Oscar said...

If God grew them in a petree dish then planted them into another animal to act as the birth mother then the navel would infact be needed. But since he's God, he can do whatever he wants. When you finally get to meet him and ask the question his response may be "of all the glorious things you could ponder, why something so unimportant?"