What is exactly going on in the story of Adam and Eve? They were forbidden by God to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Presumably this means that, prior to eating from the tree, Adam and Eve did not understand what good and evil were. (If they already understood such things, why would God forbid them from eating from the tree?) But if they did not understand what good and evil were, then how could they know that disobeying God is evil, or to obey is good?
Atheists will usually follow this up with the charge that because Adam and Eve had no idea that what they were doing was wrong, God was wrong to punish them (here’s an example).
Tell us what you think, and then we’ll hear what Brett thinks on Thursday.