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Old 10-30-2005, 10:00 AM   #7
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Default Re: Setting Children Up to Fail

My understanding of the story is that the tree was just another tree to Adam & Eve, albeit a tree that would kill them if they ate it (as far as they knew). It was Satan who tempted Eve to eat of the tree. She wouldn't have done it if it weren't for the seduction of Satan. I'm not holding Eve blameless, mind you. I'm only saying that, speaking as a woman who has many times given in to temptation & seduction , there are things a human being will do when tempted that they wouldn't even have considered previously if the subject had not been brought up & shoved in their face.

In my opinion, following the Pearl's example of deliberately putting tempting items in an infant's path is putting the parent in the role of Satan.
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