Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Original Sin was revealed for its essence when the snake saw that Eve had an ego through which he could gain access to her soul.

By telling her that God had lied to her and Adam; that the reason He didn't want her to eat of the Tree Of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, was that it would allow her to know what God knows.

That is the original sin.

The desire to be as God has been used to mislead and harm mankind from the beginning. We are merely His agent. We fall short in our pursuit of our purpose when we seek to be as Him, insisting that only achieving the Zenith of Perfection can we really be satisfied.

It is a foolish insistence. Time after time there are those amongst us who overreach. That displays more than dissatisfaction, more than ingratitude; a hubris without equal.

And yet, there it is like a willful childishness that too easily leads to death. And that appears to be the aim, all along, of our stalker.

The folly in trying to be what we are not meant to be is hinted at in the story of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."

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