Viral Fear: The Disease of the American Soul

There is a wonderful interpretation of mankind's fall from Eden by Scott Hahn. He asks the question so many of us forget to ask: While Eve was trying to fend off the serpent's temptations, where was Adam? As we know, the story had the serpent, who "was more subtle than any other wild creature that the Lord God had made," approach Eve while she was vulnerable in order to convince her that it was perfectly okay to not only want the fruit of the tree which was in the midst of the garden, but to do the only thing that had been forbidden to the first man and woman: to touch it and then to eat it. "You will not die," he said even though God Himself had said otherwise. And, as everyone knows, she bought what the serpent was selling, ate it and passed it to Adam, who also ate it. Thus the endlessly straight road on which we started was bent and all life on earth now ends in death. So, again, where was Adam that whole time? What was he doing as the serpent worked Eve? Well,...(Read Full Article)

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