What is “preadamic”? The words actually means: “before Adam”. Preadamic is therefore “believing in the theory that there were humans before Adam”. A person being preadamic is a person believing in the Pre-Adamite hypothesis and our favorite encyclopedia “Wikipedia” informs us:
The Pre-Adamite hypothesis or Preadamism is a belief that humans existed before Adam. This assumption is contrary to beliefs describing Adam as the first human, as stated in the Bible and the Qur’an. Preadamism is therefore distinct from the conventional Abrahamic belief that Adam was the first human. Advocates of this hypothesis are known as “pre-Adamites”, as are the humans believed by them to have existed before Adam. Preadamism has a long history, probably having its origins in early pagan responses to Abrahamic claims regarding the origins of the human race.
What does now the bible say to this theory? Here’s one example:
The Pre-Adamic Age is the First Age of the Seven Ages in God’s Plan for All. It began at the creation of the heavens and the earth, and ended at the start of the six-day creation week, during which Adam and Eve were created. The Pre-Adamic Age was the age when angels were the key focus of God’s dealings. (to find at: http://www.godsplanforall.com/preadamicage)
Of course there is more to it, but we’ll leave it at that.
At this moment I don’t plan on going that much into the religious, philosophic or scientific explanation or “believing or not to believing”-aspect of this world.
What interests me more is: Provided the fact that most Christian’s belief is correct and Adam really was the first human on Earth (and that’s why he probably didn’t need a Last Name… I mean: who would mix him up…? With whom??), how did he get Eve? Was she really made from one of Adam’s ribs?
It seems there is a legend (or rumor) going around that Eve (and therefore women in general) were only a “mistake” by God. Was I angry when hearing that? Hell no!!! I do more believe in the saying “When God made men, SHE was just kidding.” but we don’t take that any further now. – Let’s get back to the legend.
God created the Earth, he created the light, the plants and the animals, and he saw that it was good.
He created “the Man”, Adam, and saw that it was good.
But then God saw that the Man, Adam, was alone. God deciphered Adams thoughts and found out, that Adam thought about something beautiful, something red, something that he could open, something that he could love!
AND GOD CREATED THE WOMAN – EVE
What a mistake!!
Because what the Man, Adam, really thought of, was this:
Now, since we had learned about pre-adamic and some legends about how Eve was a mistake, let’s get to the other interesting question: Would “after Adam” then be post-adamic“?
Let’s have a look at Adam and what came later. There’s Eve, of course (instead of the Ferrari *sigh*) – and according to the Bible they had two sons: Cain and Abel. Cain was their firstborn and became a crop farmer and Abel a sheperd. It is said that Cain was the first one to be born and Abel the first one to die. The Bible states that jealousy made Cain so angry that he murdered his brother. This makes me believe that Cain was the worst mass-murderer of all times!! (And no, don’t laugh. I know, in comparison, Charles Manson has killed 7 people, one of the top mass murderers of all times, Luis Garavito in Colombia has been convicted of 138 murders and has been suspected to have have killed over 400 people) – What does make me think of Cain being the worst?
Very simple: statistically seen he has killed 25% of the world population in his times.
But what I still don’t really understand is: It is said God had forgiven Cain for his sin and he left and got married to a woman. Where in all the world did he get her from? He, his brother and parents were the first, and apparently only people on earth.
I have done some research and the information is very controverse. It was said Cain took one of his sisters, Aran, as his wife. (A practice that was tolerated for at least 1800 years.) – Other sources seem to say, that Cain was not Adams son and that Eve has performed adultery with either Sammael the Serpent or the devil himself. (To save you the research: Wikipedia does know nearly everything: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cain_and_Abel)
This does rise the questions: If she did sleep with some “Monster from Hell”, why did she? Seduction? Rape? Or did she eventually agree to do so? If she did this in agreement why? I do have a theory on that: Either Adam was so darn lousy in bed that she needed some change – or: why should she not have sex with someone else if he actually never have wanted her and thought about a FERRARI instead? ;-)
And please: This is only a post that should entertain and even make you laugh. I do not seriously expect any detailed religious education on this topic. Sometimes I just think it’s fun to play around with humor and information of all kinds and the interesting part of research. Enjoy, smile, eventually comment, if you like (which I would welcome very much!) – and I do definitely thank you for reading the entire post until the end! You’re very brave!
Pictures to find at:
Garden of Eden: http://naiveartonline.com/painting/garden-eden
Michelangelo’s Adam: www.reddit.com