Discussion: The Blame-Passing In Genesis

When it comes to the story of Genesis, such creation should be taken seriously rather than literary. The given story illuminates the creation of the world and depicts how over the period of six nights, a divinity floating over a barren, aqueous nothingness speaks into the abyss. The spirit commands the creation of light, air, soil, plants, and living organisms. The overall goal of the author of Genesis is to give narration to the audience and enlighten them on the topic. Given that the main objective is to provide a historical narrative, the story of Genesis should be taken seriously.

The blame-passing in Genesis perfectly demonstrates human nature. In the given story, humans are depicted as selfish beings who always find somebody to blame and never take responsibility. While Eve blamed the serpent and claimed it deceived her, the man, Adam, blamed God. Adam states: “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I ate” (Old Testament 3:12). In this sense, the myth fully represents human nature since humans are not perfect and tend to sin, which is shown through blaming of Eve and Adam.

The idea of an unseen superior realm that one might access via knowledge and spiritual practice has Greek roots. Though Plato gave it an iconic expression, this idea quickly gained traction in both Jewish and Christian religious thought (Jeffrey 30). The ultimate effect of Genesis on society has ever since been positive. The reason for that is the establishment of an understanding of good and bad. In this sense, the examples of Genesis’ effect are the shift in the Western philosophical field and the impact on activists who follow ethical rules.

Works Cited

Old Testament. “The Holy Bible.” (2018). Web.

Jeffrey, David Lyle. In the beauty of holiness: art and the Bible in Western culture. Eerdmans Publishing, 2017.