Adam & Eve: Weekend Poll

By: wheatmeister
August 18, 2012

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. . . and who is this Steve guy?

Who were Adam & Eve? (pick one)

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20 Responses to Adam & Eve: Weekend Poll

  1. Stephen M (Ethesis) on August 18, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Purely figurative, vis a vis us, but also real people whose children we are as we are Abraham’s children.

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  2. Jettboy on August 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    I refuse to vote on this one because I don’t agree with any of them. Stephen M. beat me to the punch. I subscribe to a combination of all the answers other than the first one.

    The first humans in a long line of hominids to make a Covenant with God and therefore to be called His Children. They are figurative of the whole human race while literal people. Eve was made from his rib so far as DNA is shared by the two.

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  3. Bob on August 18, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    I agree with #2 (Jettboy). It is Adam and his “clon” Steve. No girls needed.
    ” Clon – a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual (a rib) by some kind of asexual reproduction clone organism”.

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  4. ji on August 18, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    There’s a reason for the story. Some call it myth, some call it fact. I don’t know for sure because I wasn’t there. But there’s a reason for the story, and I am content to accept as a matter of faith that Adam was a real man, the first man, and Eve was a real woman, and the Garden of Eden was a real place.

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  5. NewlyHousewife on August 18, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    I don’t believe they were real people, but do believe there is principles to be derived out of the story.

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  6. Jettboy on August 18, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Bob, may I ask why you continually attack me?

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  7. Bob on August 18, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    #6: Jettboy,
    I may ‘attack’ your ideas, but never you.
    Sorry, I will no longer comment on you ideas.

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  8. Brian on August 18, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    I believe they are a myth. The related issue of the 6,000 year life of man is the real puzzler for me. Almost every president of the church is on record as having spoken of the 6,000 year period as reality. Makes absolutely no sense to me.

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  9. Bonnie on August 18, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Interesting that so much of our doctrine is rolled up in a story about them. Does make one curious.

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  10. Jettboy on August 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Thanks Bob, I very much appreciate that you won’t respond to my ideas. considering how I don’t much respond to yours other than when you respond to mine because I don’t want to interact with you, I will be very much happy for the non-interaction.

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  11. Will on August 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Adam and Eve were the first beings to have the “breath of life” breathed into them. This means spirit children of God entered into a body for the first time on this earth. This is what separates humans from all other species, including primates and other humanoids that existed prior to Adam and Eve. This is why killing one is a meal and killing another can be murder.

    What’s more, this is the most relevant event on the discussion of evolution vs. creation. How the bodies of Adam and Eve came about are not relevant and do not really matter. The creation of a humans started when Michael the Spirit entered into a body therein after known as Adam.

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  12. Trevor on August 19, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Can I believe that the Adam and Eve story is most likely a myth, but not “just a myth”?

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  13. Bob on August 19, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    #12:Trevor,
    A “myth” is a story that tells your group a truth (according to them). The story itself, may or may not be true.

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  14. Larrin on August 19, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Bob, not if you call it “just a myth.” that is implying the popular definition rather than the academic.

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  15. Bob on August 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    #14:Larrin,
    That’s why I tried to define “myth” for Trevor in a way that a myth can come from a true story.

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  16. larryco_ on August 20, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    “The related issue of the 6,000 year life of man is the real puzzler for me.”

    Concerning the concept of no death prior to 6,000 years ago, it is said that James E. Talmage, upon visiting Adam’s alter at Adam-ondi-ahman, noted in his diary that there were fossils in the stones erected to build the alter.

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  17. hawkgrrrl on August 20, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Talmage FTW!

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  18. Brian on August 20, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Nothing like having a quote from a visitor to Adam’s altar to solve life’s mysteries.

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  19. Bonnie on August 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Joseph was a great prophet, but he also thought the Nephite/Lamanite civilizations extended as far north in their heyday as New York. Highly unlikely they extended far out of Mesoamerica. I don’t care who says that altar is Adam’s and Eve’s – I’d have serious doubts about it standing even for 6000 years. But Talmage did have a way, didn’t he.

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  20. Hedgehog on August 21, 2012 at 2:43 AM

    With Will on this one, though I am interested in the whole evolution stuff as well.
    I do think it more than unfortunate that earlier church leaders came down so heavily in favour of 6000 yrs etc., and the views of Talmage and others effectively silenced.

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