Kicked out of Eden

i once did a project. didn’t make it past genesis.i had pages and pages of notes. i wonder where those are now? I’m sure I still have them. i wonder if they were actually insightful, or just embarrassing juvenilia?

i think most people think

but really not because A n E were bad, that the disobeyed.

A n E were kicked because they might become gods

here’s the exchange i read in KJV that surprised me

<blockquote>And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.</blockquote>

Genesis 3:22-23

it wasn’t their sin, but God’s fear, that they were kicked out of eden. it wasn’t because they failed to abide by God’s rules, but rather it was because they might succeed at achieving their perfectibility.

the clear corollary to this is that men can become like gods, and that it’s an old boy’s club. if you’re not born to it, they try to keep you out. and there’s probably cultural clues that give you away if you are nouveau céleste, so to speak: the nouveau riche of the stars in the celestial spheres.

if sin is gap, the gap was not in their behaviour, what they did, but in what they didn’t do; in other words, they didn’t go far enough, and were exiled lest they completely the promethean project.

— 2 peacocks

another interesting thing is that in some iconography there a peacock.

a peacock between the trees of life and knowledge.

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