Knowing Good and Evil
Is abortion right or wrong? Is homosexuality good or evil? Is turning refugees from your shores the right thing to do? When is war ever justifiable?
Everyone has his own opinion. Today, what is good or evil has become vague, and what is right or wrong, unclear. Instinctively, we feel the need to reach out for answers, believing that experience, expertise and education would give us the wisdom we need.
And so it has been with Man right from the beginning. In the story of Genesis, Adam and Eve sought wisdom by eating the fruit from the tree of ‘knowledge of good and evil’ and indeed became like God.
The common understanding is that consuming the fruit gave Adam and Eve the knowledge of good and evil, but how does the humble fruit actually achieve this?