Originally posted by wolfgang59
Lots of anti-Islamic posts talk about the degradation of women in Islam. I was interested to discover that the Quran blames both Adam and Eve for eating the forbidden fruit rather than placing the burden of original sin on women only as in the biblical version.
Actually God held them both accountable as individuals; Eve listened to the serpent over God's word and Adam listened to his wife over God's word.
In fact all through the Bible sin is referred to as entering the world through Adam, not Eve. Adam was accountable to God, Eve was given to him as a companion, it was Adam's responsibility.
Questions that cross my mind are:
- Where was Adam when Eve was being beguiled?
- If Adam had not eaten the "fruit" what would have happened to Eve?
- Is there a correlation between Adam eating of it and Christ's sacrifice?
- Why did God allow Satan entry to the garden, when there was flaming cherubim on most corners?
- God must have killed an animal to provide them with skins, is this also a parable?