Adam and Eve linked to Biblical conspiracy theory

Posted: November 14, 2014 in The Orphan Conspiracies
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In the Afterword for our book The Orphan Conspiracies, renowned historian and Professor of History at the University of Idaho, Dr. Richard Spence, puts a unique conspiracy theory spin on the story of Adam and Eve, suggesting they “got the boot because they dared to acquire forbidden knowledge and, if not stopped, might have achieved the ultimate prize of eternal life.”

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Dr. Spence claims, “The (Garden of) Eden saga is also relevant because, if taken literally, it can be interpreted as the Ur-Conspiracy against the human race.”

Here’s the relevant excerpt from Dr. Spence’s Afterword:

“Seeing Adam and Eve driven from paradise, the agent of their ruin, the Serpent, aka the Devil, was moved to pity. He asked God if he might bestow upon these pitiful creatures a gift which would make their mortal suffering and that of their descendants a little easier to bear.

The Lord consented, and so the Serpent granted humankind the “blessing” of self-delusion: the inability to see themselves, the world or their state as they really were.

The trick, of course, is that neither would they be able to see God or the Devil for what they really were either.

The Eden saga is also relevant because, if taken literally, it can be interpreted as the Ur-Conspiracy against the human race. Basically, Adam and Eve got the boot because they dared to acquire forbidden knowledge and, if not stopped, might have achieved the ultimate prize of eternal life.

It was that which prompted God—or Gods since the divine conversation is always in terms of “we”—to nip things in the bud lest the upstart creations become “like us.”

It’s enough to make one wonder just whose side the Serpent was on. Or could it be that the Serpent was just God in disguise? Maybe we’ve been in the dark from the beginning.

Mythology, heresy or whatever, I’ve often thought the “Devil’s Gift” story explained the human condition pretty well. Whether the Serpent is to be blamed or thanked, the simple fact is that we do possess a tremendous capacity for deluding ourselves—and others.”

 

An author in his own right, Dr. Spence specializes in Russian, intelligence and military history, and his university course offerings include Modern Espionage, Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, History of Secret Societies and the Occult in History.

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Dr. Richard Spence.

Dr. Spence is also the author of numerous articles in Revolutionary Russia, Intelligence and National Security, International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, The Historian, New Dawn and other publications.

He has served as a commentator/consultant for the History Channel and the International Spy Museum and was a key consultant-interviewee for the Russian Cultural Foundation’s 2007 documentary film, “Leon Trotsky: The Secret of World Revolution,” and its subsequent “Trap for the Tsar.”

Read more in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – available via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

We have opened this and other controversial topics up for debate in ourUnderground Knowledge’ discussion group on Goodreads. More members welcome! Go to: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge—a-discussion-group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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