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moniquester
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 3:08:42 PM

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Das Kleine Geheimnis
Eines Tages im Garten Eden sagte Eva zu Gott: "Gott, ich habe ein Problem!"
"Was ist das Problem, Eva?"
"Gott, ich weiß, dass Du mich erschaffen hast, mir diesen wunderschönen Garten und all diese fabelhaften Tiere und diese zum totlachen komische Schlange zur Seite gestellt hast, aber ich bin einfach nicht glücklich."
"Warum bist Du nicht glücklich, Eva?" kam die Antwort von oben.
"Gott, ich bin einsam, und ich kann Äpfel einfach nicht mehr sehen."
"Na gut, Eva, in diesem Fall habe ich die Lösung für Dein Problem. Ich werde für Dich einen Mann erschaffen und ihn Dir zur Seite stellen.."
"Was ist ein Mann, Gott?"
"Dieser Mann wird eine missratene Kreatur sein, mit vielen Fehlern und schlechten Charakterzügen. Er wird lügen, Dich betrügen und unglaublich eitel und eingebildet sein. Im Großen und Ganzen wird er Dir das Leben schwer machen. Aber er wird größer, stärker und schneller sein und er wird es lieben zu jagen und Dinge zu töten. Er wird dümmlich aussehen, wenn er erregt ist, aber da Du Dich ja beschwert hast, werde ich ihn derart beschaffen, dass er Deine körperlichen Bedürfnisse befriedigen wird. Er wird witzlos sein und solch kindische Dinge wie kämpfen und einen Ball herumkicken über alles lieben. Er wird auch nicht viel Verstand haben, so dass er Deinen Rat brauchen wird, um vernünftig zu denken."
"Klingt ja umwerfend", sagte Eva und zog dabei eine Augenbraue ironisch hoch. "Wo ist der Haken, Gott?"
"Also... Du kannst ihn nur unter einer Bedingung haben."
"Welche Bedingung ist das, oh Gott?"
"Wie ich schon sagte, wird er stolz und arrogant sein und sich selbst stets am meisten bewundern. Du wirst ihn daher im Glauben lassen müssen, dass ich ihn zuerst geschaffen hatte. Denk dran, das ist unser beider kleines Geheimnis... Du weißt schon, von Frau zu Frau."

As I understand it, in this instance, God is female? And Adam was created after Eve? The secret is that God created man after she created woman??? If I understand the story correctly, this is a cute twist on the story in Genesis!

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IMcRout
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 3:27:35 PM

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Yes, you understand this perfectly correctly, Monique.

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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:39:10 PM

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Is it an edited version of Bible by feminist?


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moniquester
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:39:33 PM

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Thanks, IMcRout! You know--Our friend still has not figured your secret out!

Be the change you wish to see in the world!-Gandhi
moniquester
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 6:02:51 PM

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Lights, I think this is supposed to be a joke. Correct me if I am wrong, IMcRout.

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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 2:32:53 AM

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Delicious text. Where is it from, moniquester?
IMcRout
Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 3:01:48 AM

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Yes, it is a little satirical story which - although it contains a number of attacks on 'typical' male attitudes and character traits - is meant to be humorous and not to be taken seriously. It is NOT a feminist version of Genesis, lights.

'The Little Secret', by the way, is not based on the fact that God has created woman first, but in the fact that She and Eve agree to let men think they were created first, in order not to hurt their egos.

Just like Roger, I'd like to know where you found the text, Monique.


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moniquester
Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 3:15:21 AM

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This text was simply a translation assignment from our class. It was a hand-out.

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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 3:17:08 AM

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A humorous text, yes, but it concerns a central point of the Bible as the fact that according to the Bible Eve was created from Adam's rib is the basis for the view that woman is subordinate to man, a view that is still held in some parts of the world. It has been a long struggle to get rid of this Stone-Age view in the western world and I think this passage of the Bible has been very disadvantageous to the role of women and clearly is contrary to the idea of
equal rights of men and women.

So I think this text has beside its humorous quality a deeper dimension.
rogermue
Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 3:24:46 AM

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Google has found the text in witze.net - unfortunately no source is given.

Link: witze.net
moniquester
Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 4:27:17 AM

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Thank you, Roger. I didn't even think to check the internet. d'oh! .
And yes, of course, humor often has a "message," -- a serious side, if you will.

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