Seems a bit cruel
To place a forbidden tree in the middle of the garden of eden, tell Adam and Eve that they are not to eat of the tree, place no boundaries or borders around the tree and expect them not to try it.
Sort of like putting a big plate of cookies in the middle of the living room, showing your children and telling them they are not to eat any cookies, then leaving them alone with the cookies in easy reach. Then you punish them after they (of course) eat the cookies by telling them they will now die.
Hmmm. Just can't wrap my mind around that story. If this God is so great, why put the tree in there in the first place? Or at least put a fence around it, make it just a bit harder to reach.
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