All they wanted was to be able to think on their own. And that was what Satan was offering. We have no way of knowing what new oppressive rules Jehovah would have imposed had Adam remained a slave at that time. Jehovah might have made so many rules that they would not have been able to enjoy life. And that was what Satan was trying to prevent--he was asked to be the guardian of the human race, and he went above and beyond the call of duty. Satan actually saved the human race from a bicameral stagnation trap under a mean Tyrant.
And what does Jehovah do in response to this? He cruelly punished man for wanting to think independently. To me, Adam was trying to become conscious, and Jehovah wanted him to remain bicameral. Satan led him to conscious thinking, and Jehovah puts a stop to it before Adam could have, with the help of Satan, developed totally mysticism-free thinking.
Interesting theory, but like I said, it was just a TRAP for Satan. Don't think in terms of the death of Adam and Eve. Remember, the forbidden fruit got Satan the death penalty to. It was really not a trap for Adam and Eve but an irresistible temptation for Satan. Satan was a "manslayer" from the beginning, because Satan HATES mankind. Satan is the most glorious angel in the universe so to create an human in god's image, so that his life was equal to that of an angel was an insult. It's sort of like a rich, uptight person with royal lineage looking down on someone who is poor and uneducated, but made to share the same things and given the same privileges.
But you can understand, sort of, Satan's position. She was once the most glamorous angel. She was like a superstar in the world, a rich movie star and pop artist compared to the rest of the population. The center of attention. But then, suddenly Jehovah creates MANKIND and all the angels think it is such a fascinating creation, and Jesus totally falls head over heels for Adam. Of course Satan is pissed. Now there is competition. She couldn't take it. Very, very much in spirit like Cain. Cain was prideful, so much so, he couldn't stand for his brother to have more favor or attention than him so he killed him. Same with Satan. Satan hated all this fuss over this half-ape half-angel!
But his reaction was predictable and Jehovah knew this. Consistent with animal form, Adam was not simply a sole being. Unlike the angels, he could have sex with a woman and procreate. WOW! Thus Adam represented a whole race of people, billions eventually, that would fill the earth. All unique with their own personality and great beauty of character and body.
At the same time, god provided a way for Satan to murder mankind by the billions if she dared! Very simple. "Don't eat from this tree or you will die." Satan knew that if they ate without permission Jehovah's law would require him to kill them. That was a thrill worth dying for. You know how some people hate so much, they want to kill someone and then after that they kill themselves? That's how determined Satan was. Satan was as good as "dead" anyway, spiritually speaking, so at least this way, before he left the universe, he could spite Jehovah and Christ who adored mankind and kill their new prize possessions. If Satan could first get Eve to eat, before she realized what was going on, and she gave it to Adam to eat and he ate, then VIOLA! Satan would have succeeded in killing BILLIONS of innocent, unborn humans, forced to be killed by God's law about sin and death. And over what? Simply not eating from a tree?
Satan probably thought that rule was silly, not knowing it was his/her own TRAP. The chance to KILL was too irresistable for Satan so she went for it. Blinded by this opportunity to kill so many at once? No way would she pass up this opportunity. So it worked and Adam and Eve sinned and brought death to mankind, but ALSO to Satan. Only after that, Satan finds out all that would die would only die TEMPORARILY, but she would die PERMANENTLY.
See what a "trick" that was? The DEATH PENALTY is really only a penalty if it is PERMANENT. So all Satan did was killed righteous mankind temporarily; they would come back. But Satan would not be coming back!!! That's the problem with DEATH. It's not that big of a deal if it's only temporary, but it's a REAL PROBLEM IF IT'S PERMANENT! So it was "fool's gold" for Satan.
In the end, all the righteous children of Adam that Jehovah and Jesus had anticipated and could see in the future, including Moses, and Elijah and Daniel and John the Baptist and Abraham... they don't get killed after all by Satan. So what did Satan gain ultimately, as far as the big picture goes? NOTHING. Basically those who follow Satan was going to be killed anyway by Jehovah. So basically Satan is just doing God a favor.
Same thing with Satan being released at the end of the millennium to test post-millenial mankind. Satan will be desperate to kill as many humans as possible for one last thrill, but those who follow Satan would not be worthy "eternity material" anyway. So again, Satan is doing Jehovah and Jesus a favor by getting rid of the chaff. Satan can bring out the evil in the evil like no one else.
Then I will personally throw Satan's glorious angelic ass into the lake of fire and that will be the end of that clown! In the end, the once great Mother Goddess becomes an empty shell, mere ashes throughout eternity.
So the chief aim of humans should be how to get into the two-thirds of mankind who will get eternal life. Try to stay out of that lake of fire bound one-third.
UNFORTUNATELY, everything someone says, even in these boards will be called to account of Judgment Day.... hmmmm..