Genesis: the unauthorized real lowdown

The story of the creation of Man and his expulsion from the Garden of Eden has been retold many times since its origin in Genesis. Some takes have been profound discussions of theology, while others have had a political bite. Mark Twain couldn’t leave the subject alone, writing multiple stories about Adam and Eve, such as “Eve’s Diary.” I like his posthumously published “Eve Speaks” (which I can’t find online, sorry), because it combines theology, humor, and poignancy. This is way beyond my abilities as a writer, so I’m just going to settle for satirical humor. I present, for your consideration, “Putting the Garden of Eden in Iraq is a bad idea.”

WARNING: This story has two advisory ratings.

It is rated DHC (Damned by Humorless Christians) and should not be read by such.

It is also rated WTF-14, meaning 14-year-olds will be disappointed by how little sex there is in it, while their parents will be relieved. (Why WTF? Think about it.)

Iraq, 4004 BC. Definitely a tourist destination back then. ("The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man" by Jan Brueghal the Elder (1568-1625) and Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640))

Iraq, 4004 BC. Definitely a tourist destination back then.
(“The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man” (1617) by Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) and Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640))

About Brian Bixby

I enjoy history because it helps me understand people. I'm writing fiction for much the same reason.
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