Hollywood vs. the Garden of Eden: Adam's Demon Wife and Other Bizarre TV Myths Exposed
Contact: Rick Dack, Defending the Bible Int'l.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 28, 2015 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Was Adam's wife a Demon? Was God jealous of Adam? Were Adam and Eve animal-like creatures? Was God a sexually-driven Eden voyeur? Are there Eden artifacts? For decades anti-faith television documentaries and animated series' have had free reign to mock and mythologize the Bible. Why? Most pastors and congregations haven't been educated on how to effectively defend the Bible against media skepticism so they remain silent. That's why my apologetic classes for churches and schools (The Biographies of the Bible) are so desperately needed, stated Rick Dack of Defending the Bible International (www.defendingthebible.com
Was Adam's wife a Demon? At least three television programs including "Banned from the Bible II (2007) investigated Adam's "supposed" first wife Lilith. Apparently Lilith was a demon associated with men's sexual functions who birthed demons, spoke Gods "never to utter" secret name and flew away. The earliest mention of the fictional Lilith comes from "Gilgamesh and the Huluppu-Tree," a Sumerian epic poem found on a tablet at Ur dating to approximately 2000 B.C.E. (biblicalarchaeology.org
). The example of Lilith is one of many media illustrations of how controversy over biblical truth is a ratings motivator.
Was God jealous of Adam and did he think the first couple were animals? These strange beliefs first appeared on The Biography Channel's "Adam and Eve: Paradise Lost" (1996) and repeated ad nauseam. Interestingly, the source behind God's supposed jealousy was never revealed on television (journalistic credibility?) and academic interviewee Carole Fontaine's belief that Adam and Eve were animal-like creatures in Gods eyes is ridiculous. This contradiction of Genesis 3:21 prompts the questions, "why would God make the first couple skins to clothe themselves and then forget they were human?"
Was God a voyeur to both Adam and Eve's nakedness? Was there pornography behind an Eden tree? Is the Garden of Eden allegorical? The creators of the animated series' Family Guy, American Dad and Robot Chicken think so. The first examples are obviously lewd parody but what of the last? Does Eden have archaeological support or is it an allegory? Read the full article at www.defendingthebible.com
(see Bible Archaeology link, Adam and Eve).
Do you know how to defend biblical history from media skeptics? The "Biographies of the Bible" classes, created by Defending the Bible International, can supply all of the answers your church and school will ever need. See www.defendingthebible.com
for over thirty multimedia class topics.