"That may be true; but the bible is only one chapter of the universe. What do the other chapters say?"
~ I am not sure what you mean. I was arguing from a biblical standpoint only. The other chapters of the universe, meaning what?
~ Personally, I don't buy the Adam & Eve story.
~ What type of a Creator would create 2 young people, put them in a garden with an forbidden tree placed in it, along with a sly ageless evil and cunning snake, tell them not to eat from the said tree, and when they were duped by the ageless evil one, throw them out of the garden on their arses?
Answer? Not a Creator that I would ever believe in.
Unless, biblically speaking, it was what God expected and Adam & Eve's actions did not create an "original sin." Which is what I believed when I did believe in the bible.
"I have gone away. The bed is cold and empty. Trees bend their boughs toward the earth. And nighttime birds float as black faces."