I have a 89 year old relative whose chief occupation is watching Catholic TV, specifically at this moment the Pope in Australia. I told her my problem (or one problem) with the Pope is his opposition to family planning, something I personally find perverse. There are 9 billion people on Earth and there is insufficient food, water, fuel and raw materials to go round. The mohammedans as just as bad.
Ah, says she, it is the fault of Adam and Eve. They broke God’s law and had sex/ate of the fruit of the tree of life or something. (dear, dear). If it wasn’t for Adam and Eve we wouldn’t have so many people ( and we would presumably have only two people on Earth, rather old it has to be said thinks I).
Says I, but the pope is encouraging unprotected sex, just like Adam and Eve.Â Is he in contravention of God’s laws?
The answer wasn’t clear, but generally I find that if you call someone on the Old Testament they will tell you that that is unsatisfactory anyway owing to the merciless cruelty and violence, and that is why we have the New Testament. I wish they would make up their minds and scrap the O.T if it is out of date. And why cannot my elderly relative not admit that Adam and Eve is just a myth made up by ancient and ignorant people, not to be confused with modern and ignorant people.