Quote Originally Posted by Absinthe Anecdote View Post
Again, crappy comparison.

God did not merely swat their butts.

He wasn't teaching them a lesson either, no, he was setting them up for the fall of man.

He blamed Adam and Eve for bringing sin into the world, corrupting the entire natural world, including human nature, causing all humans to be born into original sin.

All of humanity got their "butts swatted" because this perfect God of yours didn't have enough common sense to put a fence around a dangerous tree. Better yet, he could have just removed the tree.
You're right. He wasn't teaching them a lesson. He was using them to teach the rest of us a lesson.

He couldn't have removed the tree. The tree was there to be eaten from. The tree was there in order for the first sin to take place.

You should be happy about that. About his plan. It's because of that you can have your pleasures. It's because of that sin that you can find the female body tempting. It's because of that you have the choice of whether or not you believe. You should really be thankful.