Friday, February 06, 2004

Forbidden Fruit in the Garden of Eden

Kim Davis recalls discussing evil fruit with his Sunday School teacher:
Me: What kind of fruit was it?
Teacher: Forbidden fruit.
Me: Yes, but was it a peach, pineapple, a mango? ( I was going to say ketchup, since this was during the "Ketchup is a vegetable" thing, but that would have blown my cover. )
Teacher: The important thing is that they broke God's commandment.
Me: So, the commandment itself didn't really mean anything. There was nothing wrong with the fruit, per se.
Teacher: You misunderstand me. The fruit was evil.
Me: Oh, evil fruit. That's different. And that's what God called it, evil fruit?
Teacher: Evil Fruit.
Me: (pretending to look this up) Actually it says here it's both Good and Evil Fruit.
Teacher: It was mostly Evil.
Me: But it's actual name was Good and Evil Fruit.
Teacher: Technically, yes.
Me: Wait a minute, I got that wrong. It actually says it's the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil.
Teacher: Something like that.
Me: That's a direct quote.
Teacher: Okay. So you have your answer.

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