Mankind has Fallen.
We are Fallen. We are Mankind (both genders). In the beginning (at least for us) we were in a Garden. According to the account handed down to us in the document called “Bible” we were simply Male and Female. Adam and Eve. Two of us there were. Created by perfect Creator Beings we were. Perfect we were till Eve saw the Apple….
Eve saw and ate the Apple. Eve gave the Apple to Adam to eat. Adam ate the Apple. According to mainstream religious doctrine and dogma it was at that point that that which is considered ‘sin’ entered into us and We Fell and became The Fallen.
However, we were not the first to fall. In the “Bible” there is an account of celestial beings known as Angels. They too were tempted by and succomed to that which is known as ‘temptation’. These Angels Fell. They “Fell from Grace”. They were lead, as the account relates, by Lucifer. Lucifer meaning “Shining One”. Lucifer lead the Fallen Angels. It was purportedly this same Lucifer who appeared in the Garden to tempt Eve to eat the Apple.
Angels have now Fallen. A Fallen Angel temps Eve to eat the Apple. Adam & Eve both eat the Apple and themselves become Fallen.
What then of the Creators? Are they still in a “State of Grace” and “Perfect”? Or have they fallen since their creations have fallen?
This is religious theory, doctrine and dogma. Churches pack people in on Sundays to hear this. Schools and Colleges teach this. This is the primal basis of the mainline ‘Western’ religions – we are fallen and imperfect. Yet for all of the volumes of pages written, and hours innumerable spoken, what do we really have here?
What we have here are theological as well as socio-cultural questions of identity and existence. We are Mankind. We are the tillers of the ground, builders of cities and countries and servitors of the celestial. We have our Gods and Godesses, Deities and Divinitiers. We are not the cat and dog of the household. We are what we are.
We are as we are. We are such as we are. Such as ‘mainstream’ doctrine and dogma dictate we are and will be. We are not Creators. We are what was Created by the Creators. Creators live in perfect, harmonious grace forever. This too dogma and doctrine dictate.
Dogma and doctrine. What we have in our ‘western’ ‘mainline’ ‘churches’ is built upon, developed and derived from writings and ‘teachings’ of ancient age. The document of documents known as “Bible” is itself nearly 2000 years old. It is not a modern era work. It is of such sufficient antiquity entire cultures and civilizations have risen, flourished and vanished during its time of existence. Biblical doctrines and dogma is of such ancient age origions entire ‘churches’ andn ‘denominations’ have come into existence during its literary existence and history.
Cultures and nation-societies such as the Anasazi of the southern U.S.and northern Mexico have come into being, flourished, and gone quietly away. Churches such as the Catholics, Protestants, Lutherans and Jewish have all come into being during the past 2000 years. Countless denominations and sects have come into existence in that time. Numerous analysis and interpretations and interpretations of interpretations have appeared upon the printed page and cybernetic screen.
Mankind (both genders) is Fallen from Grace according to ‘western’ doctrinal dogma. Eve ate the Apple. Eve gave the Apple to Adam. Adam ate the Apple. So thus we have been, are now and will continue to be. Where then from here? Is there a forward to go forward to from this socio-religious, doctrinal viewpoint and standpoint?
Mankind (both genders), in ‘western’ ‘mainline’ ‘religions’, is the Creation of the Creators. From where once we were, to where nowwe be, to where we will yet be, we are what we are.
So thus it was we were. So thus it is we now are. So thus it is we may yet be….