16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
Right after our Catholic Life in the Spirit Seminar, I immediately approached Fr. Jon to ask this question.
“Is it a sin to have passion in learning? Because in Eve’s story, they acquired the original sin from eating the fruit that came from the tree of knowledge.”
“Actually, the original sin came from their disobedience. You see, they are already WITH God and God made rules, from which the snake tricked them.”
To which I responded :
“I read an article before saying that the Catholic God doesn’t want His followers to have the gift of knowledge and keep them ignorant, hence the story of Eve and the original sin. ”
He again answered:
“No, it’s not that. It’s just their disobedience.”
I asked, “So, if they didn’t disobey Him, would He give that gift to them later on?”
He answered “Well, who knows?”
And that’s it. I still think there’s a huge hole in that idea. He (Fr. Jon) pointed out later on that He wanted to have His children back that’s why He sent prophets. Well, that sounds a little too human, right? Like a human father, that’s what fathers usually do. Well, that’s a different entirely.