revolves around the Garden of Eden, and the Fall of Man.
I have written before, and will write again, about
how some people try to shunt blame for the Fall completely
on women, and off of men, by adding the idea that Adam
was not present when Eve accepted the false words of the
serpent. Frankly, if I have the perfect woman made for me,
and we're both naked, I can't imagine anything that would
convince me to leave her presense outside of severe blunt
Anyway, another sub-topic I like to examine concerns the
point where, after accepting and consuming the fruit, their
"eyes were opened, and they realized that they were naked."
I like to work on this passage becasue it seems as if the
issue is that they notice their nudity, but on closer
examination, it is evident that any notice of nudity, and
a need to cover it, is done with the idea of nakedness in
mind. They do not go and make coverings for each other; they
go and make coverings for themselves. It makes me wonder if
part of the curse of "knowing good (and evil)" involved not
so much a revelation of status ("nakedness"), as an emphasis
on short-term goals versus the long-term.
After all, as I like to point out, they walked and talked with
God - they were as intimate with good (Good!) as is humanly
possible. Maybe what their eyes were "opened" to, was becoming
as intimate with evil as they had been with good. Because for
that to happen, you really need your eyes closed; you have to
believe that something evil, something bad for you, or for
others whom you care for, is actually good for you. If that
takes open eyes, then I'd rather "walk...not by sight."