Just wondering if anyone else has had thoughts like this. Eve was deceived into eating the fruit. An act that constituted a rebellion against God. But the explanation has always been in favor of her deception. And in our male dominated society we sometimes accept too easily the idea of eve being a gullible woman. (Sorry I am working on that one)
But Adam wasn't deceived; he eats the fruit on purpose and then tries to blame the woman. Which I think even children can see through his excuses and realizes that this constituted a deliberate act of rebellion against God. What if Adam and eve represent the beginning of the long painful process of rejecting God in humanities combined psyche? There are many first woman first man type myths (often involving punishment from God, the Greek story of Prometheus comes to mind.) Adam and Eve's rebellion represented the dawning of the fact that there was no creator, no one to listen to. And it is taking us 7000 years to understand it fully.