|Ge1:1 In the beginning there was nothing.
Ge1:2 And the earth was mysteriously formed of water and air.
Ge1:3 And a light was mysteriously born in the sky to warm the earth.
Ge1:4 And the light circled the earth.
Ge1:6 And land rose up in the midst of the water.
Ge1:7 And the water ran over the land forming rivers and lakes.
Ge1:11 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit.
Ge1:14 And the earth rotated and tilted in the sky creating seasons.
Ge1:16 And the sunlight ruled the day and the moonlight ruled the night.
Ge1:20 And the waters brought forth moving creatures and fowl that may fly above the earth.
Ge1:21 And great whales and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth and every winged fowl.
Ge1:22 And they multiplied and filled the seas, and fowl multiplied on the earth.
Ge1:24 And the earth brought forth living creatures, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts.
Ge1:26 And apes came forth and walked on the earth. And when the apes saw the light they had feelings. They had fear. They sought comfort. They were like children.
Ge1:27 To comfort themselves they needed to explain the light in a way that made them feel safe. So they created a god in their own image. And when they created a god in their own image, it was like them. Full of fear, shame and retribution. And they used their god to serve themselves. They called their idea, "God." And they bowed down to their own creation, "God," and it began to rule them.
Ge1:28 And their own creation, "God," blessed them, and said unto them whatever it was that they wished it would say to them.
Ge1:29 And their own creation, "God," became a mirror for them through which to see themselves.
Ge2:2 And it was a paradise. And the humans were naked and not ashamed.
Ge2:3 And the humans lived happily in paradise.
Ge2:4 And their idea, "God," told them it belonged to them.
Ge2:5 And they grew and multiplied. And the few became the many.
Ge2:6 And they were afraid there would not be enough food.
Ge2:7 And when they were afraid there would not be enough, they looked at their neighbors with fear and mistrust.
Ge2:8 Their "God" of fear told them that their neighbors were not trustworthy.
Ge2:9 And it came to pass that they feared their own creation, "God." For whatever they could use against their neighbor could be used against themselves.
Ge2:15 And their “God” gave them the garden of Eden as theirs to keep.
Ge2:16 And “God” told them, go into the garden and of every tree of the garden thou may freely eat:
Ge2:17 And many went in.
Ge3:1 And they grew in numbers too large and they thought the fruits of the garden were insufficient.
Ge3:2 So they turned against one another and began to horde the fruits of the garden.
Ge3:3 And they built storehouses of the fruits and fought to protect them from their neighbors.
Ge3:4 And they killed their neighbors so that they would have enough.
Ge3:5 And suspicion of their neighbor came over them and stayed with them.
Ge3:6 And their eyes were poisoned by suspicion and they could no longer see.
Ge3:7 And they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Ge3:8 And they heard the voice of their “God” walking in the garden in the cool of the day and hid themselves from its presence.
Ge3:9 And the “God” called them, Where art thou?
Ge3:10 And they said, You are not “God."
Ge3:11 And “God” said, Who told you to eat the forbidden fruit?
Ge3:12 And the man, needing a scapegoat, blamed the woman.
Ge3:13 And “God” needed a scapegoat too and blamed the woman. And the woman, needing a scapegoat, blamed the serpent.
Ge3:14 And their “God” needed a scapegoat, said to the serpent, it is your fault, and because you have done this to the man and the woman, you art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.
Ge3:15 And “God” put enmity between the snake and the humans, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. And the serpent had no scapegoat. And it came to pass that “God” established the practice of scapegoating which has lasted all these thousands of years.
Ge3:16 Unto the woman “God’ said, you shall be punished. For eating of the forbidden fruit you are condemned to lay down with man and bring forth children; and the man shall make your life miserable and the children will bring you pain for your sins.
Ge3:17 And unto the man “God” said, you shall be punished. For eating of the forbidden fruit you are condemned to lay down with woman and she shall bring forth your children; and the woman shall make your life miserable and the children will bring you pain for your sins.