A brother of mine once said “The religion is a invention of the Devil”
I have long thought about the consequences of the Genesis story. About all the women who have suffered and died because of this story, about the masculine ideal of superiority being the “image of God”, about the masculine suppression of women in all kinds of activities during millennia.
Reading the book “Chiara di Assisi” by Dacia Maraini, the idea came up that Moses was inspired by the Devil when he wrote about Genesis.
How many have not killed following an inner voice and therefore regarded as psychotic or even without any empathy?
We have some kind of inner moral that helps us distinguish between bad and good advice.
About the existence of God and the devil
I am humble about judgeing and making conclusions. I am agnostic and I can not say that God exists. Nor can I say that the devil exists. But I believe that God and a black angel may exist both talking to us in our inner voice.
If there is some truth in the Genesis and later in the Quran and in the Gospel, the Devil talks with convincing words, like he did to the intelligent woman who wanted to know more about good and evil and to many others after her. If the devil exists then:
- it is an intellígent beast.
- He has a masculine character that loves power. But it was intelligent enough not imposing and commanding even with use of violence. Others did that for this beast.
- it is a jealous type that wants to be like God
- it is a sadistic type that loves others to suffer, because he himself probably did being lower than God.
- it is an egocentric type that likes to brag about his knowledge (he knew about the Creation process and observed God with comments like “And God saw that it was good” (1:18,1:21,1:25)
- It likes to brag about his power (to convince Eve and indirectly Adam who loved Eve like he did in the story of Genesis.
Moses and Genesis.
Moses was most probably a good man. He did maybe listened to his inner voice. Also, several scientists like Cantor and Einstein seem to have done so. I have done so too. But who did talk to Moses? Could he distinguish between the voices? I have my doubts about that.
I am more and more convinced that the devil now and then talked to Moses. The devil told the Genesis story to Moses who believed in it and wrote it (many believes he did this) down in his first book.
The first part as mentioned above is a true one, but of course simplified for the reasons I shared above.
The story about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is a strange one probably added by the Devil to create the right scenario for his evilness and power bragging. God as all-knowing and loving would have known about the weakness of humans, being image of God, and therefore having an obvious wish to know and distinguish between evil and good. Who would not?
God would therefore not have tempted these first human beings with some impossible obstacle, like a “tree of the knowledge of good and evil” (2:9 2:17)
The devil told that Eden was between Tigris and the Euphrates 2-14 something that was told differently to the prophet Mohammad. This Tigris story is one of the pillars of conflict between Science (among others anthropology) and Hebrews and Christians. God does not induce to evilness
so God had no reason and intention to confuse human beings and have many of them using reason, burned for heresy like e.g. Giordano Bruno.
The creation of woman is another one evil story (2:18) The woman to become “a helper suitable for him”.
God that is a loving spirit, would never share a story that create damage.
Reading Genesis again
The devil was able to tell the simplified stories of the creation of the Universe (1:1-2:2) and the creation of human beings (2:7- ). These were easy enough to be understood by Moses and the humans 4000 years ago. It was fully acceptable for men who did not want to abandon their power over women.
With this in mind I went back, reading Genesis again.
Good looking story and its evil consequenses
2:18 “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” +2:20 “for Adam no suitable helper was found.”
Lead to this evilness —> women to be married to men whenever a man or family find it convenient
2:22 “the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.”
Lead to this evilness —> gave men the reason to regard themselves superior in the likeness to God which the woman lacks
2:24 “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”
Leads to this evilness —> marriage dogmas and injustices – women obliged to marry men for conveniences and not for love and not able to divorce without being discriminated.
3.1 “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
Leads to this evilness —> the human view of serpents and right to kill these despite they are an important part of the ecosystem eating rats and other =evilness against nature.
3:4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman.” about eating from the tree. The devil shows knowledge about the soul.
Leads to this evilness —> the view about death as something bad to be afraid of..
3:6 “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.”
Leads to this evilness —>the view of woman as allied to the devil is here “prooved”
Leads also to this evilness —>reason to control regard women as dangerous and to control women’s sexuality and knowledge , giving the right to burn them if they show knowledge and are therefore felt as a danger for mans power.
2:25 “Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.”
+ 3:7 “Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.”
Leads to this evilness —> the vision of the body to be sinful and to be covered and suppressed – obliging naked indigenous people to wear clothes or otherwise give man right to rape or kill – the sexistic perverse Christian view of sexuality as something dirty and sinful allowing murder in case a woman get in love with someone else or have sex.
Only a devil would have wanted all this evilness, certainly not God.
Lack of basic knowledge about the female body and procreation.
At the time of Jesus, noone knew that women had ovulations and that, to be able to host a new creature, had to prepare the uterus for pregnancynad that both a egg and semen were necessary. So the woman was just a receiver of the mans semen. No eggs were needed.
Being the woman a friend of the devil according to Genesis, it was easy to associate a menstrual flow with dirt and Sinn.
Not knowing about the woman ovulation and about the genetic content of semen it was not difficult to convince human beings about the story of a virgin getting a son. This myth was already known in Greek mythology with woman divinities have sons without being with a man. So Mary could not be less valued.
The Genesis must be the creation of the Devil. The Chrisian religion that is based on the Genesis story, is therefore indirectly the invention of the Devil too.
A few exceptions.
I don’t know about the same consequences in Hebrew and Samaritan communities.
Mohammad got a different story about the Creation that did not have the same evil consequences.
When I wrote my illuministic Genesis it was obvious for me to take inspiration from the Quranic version of the creation.