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Moyers : In the Christian story the serpent is the seducer

Campbell : This amount to a refusal to affirm life. In the biblical tradition we have inherited, life is corrupt, and every natural impulse is sinful unless it has been circumcised or baptized. The serpent was the one who brought sin into the world. And the woman was the one who handed the apple to man. This indentification of the woman with sin, of the serpent with sin, and thus of life with sin, is the twist that has been given to the whole story in the biblical myth and doctrine of the fall.

Moyers : Does the idea of woman as a sinner appear in other mythologies ?

CAMPBELL : No, I don't know of it elsewhere. The closest thing to it would be perhaps THE PANDORA's BOX, but that's not sin, that's just trouble.
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we have Sumerian seals from as early as 3500 B.C. showing the serpent and the tree and the goddess, with the goddess giving the fruit of life to a visiting male. The old mythology of the goddess is right there.

Food for thought !
Obviously the patriarchic male religion of the hebrew used myths from the goddess religion to their own advantage by twisting them.
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Pandora's Box 556 AngelaSD 16-May-05 23:23
Re: Pandora's Box 347 Joyeuse 17-May-05 01:32
Re: Pandora's Box 292 David L 17-May-05 01:48
Re: Pandora's Box 265 AngelaSD 17-May-05 02:11
Re: Pandora's Box 285 David L 17-May-05 02:18
Re: Pandora's Box 282 SunSword 17-May-05 14:14
Re: Pandora's Box 267 David L 17-May-05 16:06
Re: Pandora's Box 304 IanG 25-May-05 08:50
Re: Pandora's Box 380 debraregypt 17-May-05 14:10
Re: Pandora's Box 310 debraregypt 17-May-05 15:16
Re: Pandora's Box 309 debraregypt 17-May-05 15:33
Re: Pandora's Box 255 IanG 25-May-05 09:02
Re: Pandora's Box 346 Farseeker 17-May-05 16:34
Re: Pandora's Box 326 debraregypt 17-May-05 16:47
Re: Pandora's Box 305 Farseeker 17-May-05 17:12
Re: Pandora's Box 264 debraregypt 17-May-05 17:31
Re: Pandora's Box 282 AngelaSD 17-May-05 18:10
Re: Pandora's Box 225 debraregypt 17-May-05 18:12
Re: Pandora's Box 295 Joyeuse 18-May-05 01:10
Re: Pandora's Box 244 Farseeker 18-May-05 14:17
Re: Pandora's Box 334 Farseeker 17-May-05 16:25
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 924 Joyeuse 18-May-05 13:17
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 324 debraregypt 18-May-05 13:28
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 444 Farseeker 18-May-05 14:36
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 292 debraregypt 18-May-05 16:34
what is sin...take a look! 314 debraregypt 19-May-05 03:12
Re: what is sin...take a look! 283 Nolondil 19-May-05 20:26
Re: what is sin...take a look! 234 debraregypt 20-May-05 01:01
another story twisted is the name of Jesus 309 Joyeuse 18-May-05 20:55
Re: another story twisted is the name of Jesus 273 debraregypt 18-May-05 23:03
Re: another story twisted is the name of Jesus 303 Joyeuse 19-May-05 00:07
actually read this as it is exactly like you said (long but worth it) :-) 974 Joyeuse 19-May-05 09:01
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 378 IanG 28-May-05 17:55
Attention all posters 334 Richard Fusniak 28-May-05 21:54
Re: Pandora's Box 365 Eddie Larry 19-May-05 02:50
Re: Pandora's Box 273 Joyeuse 19-May-05 09:06
Re: Pandora's Box 235 AngelaSD 21-May-05 02:20
Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 795 Joyeuse 21-May-05 03:09
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 373 Eddie Larry 25-May-05 03:56
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 302 Joyeuse 25-May-05 16:00
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 255 David L 25-May-05 04:25
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 348 Joyeuse 25-May-05 16:04
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 290 David L 25-May-05 16:37
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 263 JamesH 25-May-05 19:08
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 277 AngelaSD 26-May-05 03:19
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 313 JamesH 26-May-05 05:28
The one whom we love 313 JamesH 26-May-05 05:52
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 310 AngelaSD 26-May-05 03:06
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 320 David L 26-May-05 05:18
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 315 JamesH 26-May-05 06:07
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 239 David L 26-May-05 16:43
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 343 JamesH 26-May-05 20:04


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