Monday, August 16, 2010

Dissecting a Sign Seen in Eden, Texas


I saw this sign in Eden, Texas over the weekend. I don't understand it. The text at the top says "Experience the Blessings". The "D" in "EDEN" has a fruit with a bite taken out of it. In light of what Eden is in the Bible, what could it mean? It must mean the sign is encouraging people to come to Eden and eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. However, when Adam did that, God wasn't happy.
And unto Adam He said: 'Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying: Thou shalt not eat of it; cursed is the ground for thy sake; in toil shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.

That hardly sounds like a blessing to me.

So, it must mean that the people of Eden, Texas don't believe in the Bible. They must be heathens who are encouraging people to "eat of the tree of knowledge" and reap the benefits of that. They must believe in Reason over Faith. That's pretty surprising. Many small Texas towns are very religious. However, it looks like atheists everywhere have a home in Eden.

1 comment:

Manganeez said...

If they do indeed believe in the story described in the Bible, then they believe in God and are, by definition not atheists. I believe you intended to state that the people of Eden, Texas are Satanists.