That is a good read. I like many of those thoughts.FaithfulSkeptic wrote:Thanks Nibbler and Heber for your responses. I just came across this post on Facebook about Eve being beguiled by Satan to partake of the forbidden fruit. The meaning of "beguiled" is not what we might expect. This fits perfectly with the perspectives already given:
http://www.womeninthescriptures.com/201 ... uiled.html
The end says:
I agree with this.I think that too often Eve gets vilified for eating the fruit, or is tagged as being easily duped, when really the truth is that what she did was an act of sheer bravery and faith. Her choice was a conscious, faith filled leap into the unknown, and her struggle in the Garden should not be overlooked.
But then...the last sentance goes too far for me when the blog post reads:
What does that even mean?Her choice made all other choices possible.
If she was so important, and was wise enough to make choices that Adam wasn't courageous enough to make, and was the most faithful to "leap into the unknown"...why doesn't God reward her and make her the prophet with all the priesthoods so Adam is her "helpmeet" since she obviously gets it more than he does?
Why are there not Angelic Relief Society Presidents visiting her and giving her signs and tokens?
Again...I go back to...because as dande48 wrote:
...but it is being told by guys to convey the gospel truths they have in mind to tell in a story...not all gospel truths...and not from the perspective of women. Which is a bummer, and is a detriment to better understanding gospel truths, and in too many cases is used to justify non-truth by too literal of interpretations or applications of the story.dande48 wrote: It is a story by allegory, to convey gospel truths.
Even still, we can draw some good teachings from some things about the story...as long as we don't take it too far and miss the mark.