This is a follow up to Jehovah kicks a puppy about the Garden of Eden / Serpent myth and the punishment for disobeying god.
Anyone who has had kids knows that that they need to be taught what is right and what is wrong. It's no point trying to discipline them if they have't learnt the rules first - they simply and fundamentally don't know something is wrong so punishing them in anyway is just asshole parenting of the worst kind.
i.e. toddlers draw on the wall, that's what they do. That's why the world invented wipe-clean paint for parents with kids. Is their intent to do bad? No, of course not - they think they are making you an awesome picture, the kind you normally ooh and ahh over. So instead of punishing them you kindly teach them that the wall isn't the place to draw and only punish them if they do it with a spray can when they are 16 because hey, they should know by then.
The bible myth has god condemning Adam and Eve and all their offspring to death, pain and suffering and for what?
Because they disobeyed.
And what was it that they did? They ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Um, say what now?
How are they supposed to know they were doing bad if the thing that was bad is the thing that lets them know what is good and bad? Yes, it's like Inception!
How could they know there was such a thing as deception? Of disobeying until they had disobeyed if the disobedience itself is required to know what is right and wrong?
Does god's punishment seem at all fair? First he's kicking puppies, now he's slapping toddlers. He may as well sign up as an NFL tight end right now.
It's like spanking a young child after their 10 year old sister gave them a crayon and sat them in front of the wall.
The fundamental problem with the plot is: how do you know something is wrong if the something that is wrong is the thing that lets you know what is right and wrong?