~(=@.@=)~ Thomas, you asked,"Where in Genesis does it say it was an apple?"--> You may have noticed that I already answered this question in my previous post: Nowhere does it say so. This creates an important precedent. I am willing to repeat answers. I am only too willing to review previously presented answers to Theosophical questions. You say you have already answered my questions. Fine. Could you do us the small favor of repeating your answers here? Here, again, are the questions. (1) How does eating fruit cause a sudden understanding of good and evil? (2) Why does God see a sudden understanding of good and evil as a movement away from God? (3) What kind of fruit was it, since you say it was not an apple?"...perhaps someone else has the time to answer your inquiries." --> You wrote out a post, accidentally deleted it, re-wrote it, and then posted another post after that. Yet you do not have time to answer my short Three Questions. How odd.... I think you are stalling. "Let's try a different tack. Where in Genesis does it say it was an apple?"--> A different tack? I already answered your question, but I am more than willing to repeat it again, if you wish. Let's return to the original tack: (3) What kind of fruit was it, since you say it was not an apple?"If A is the case then B can only be logically impossible. How can you explain the true nature of anything you know practically nothing about?"--> This brings up a new topic, one that I find fascinating: the nature of the Absolute as seen by Theosophy vs. Christiantiy. I would love to discuss this. However, I would like to see you "repeat" your answers to my Three Questions first. ~~~ You may question Andrew's and my motivations in asking these questions, but I think there are "real Christians" out there who are reading this thread, and I think they would really like to hear your answers to my Three Questions. You have a golden opportunity here, not for my sake, but for the sake of every inquisitive Christian listening in. Thomas, I must say I am enjoying this discussion. This is fun! I hope you enjoy propogating your ideas as much as I do mine. Hang in there. Do not let a little inconvenience stop you.