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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Oldest Art: Blame Shifting

""Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?" He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid." And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?" The man said, "The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it." Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."" - Genesis 3:8-13

It is a truth universally acknowledged that all mankind when in trouble will shift the blame to the next available scapegoat like spiders to their webs so is man to blame shifting. when the Lord God came into the garden he knew where Adam and Eve were, but he was giving them the chance to repent from their sin. Adam and Eve take the opportunity, but where before they came innocently to worship their Creator, now they justify their absence and in justifying themselves incriminate themselves even more. When asked if they disobeyed each admits to the fall, but lays the blame on another. How typical...

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