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The Garden of Eden Story Isn’t About the Fall of Humankind

It’s an origin story, and nothing more

This story was submitted anonymously.

One of the most important epiphanies I had about the Bible had to do with the garden of Eden.

I was taught that it was the beginning of a great cosmic war between God and Satan, which ended with God sending Jesus…



Stories from people who have questioned their beliefs, left their faith, navigated doubt, and changed their minds about religion. Some are atheists, some agnostic, and some embrace a different kind of belief. All of them are recovering from religion.

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