Joke 867

7 Aug

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After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing He said was, “Don’t eat the forbidden fruit.” 

“Forbidden fruit? We have forbidden fruit? Hey Eve…we have forbidden fruit!”

“No way!”

“Yes way!”

“Do NOT eat the fruit!” said God. 


“Because I am your Father and I said so!” God replied, wondering why He hadn’t stopped creation after making the elephants. Some time later, God saw His children having an apple break and He was ticked!  “Didn’t I tell you not to eat the fruit?” God asked.

“Uh huh,” Adam replied. 

 “Then why did you?” said the Father.

“I don’t know,” said Eve.

“She started it!” Adam said.

“Did not!”

“Did too!”


Having had it with the two of them, God’s punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.

But there is reassurance in this story: if you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven’t taken it, don’t be hard on yourself. If God had trouble raising children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you?


Thanks to my friend Michelle for this one.


10 Responses to “Joke 867”

  1. Terry August 7, 2013 at 04:17 #

    how very true, a great story!


  2. Chasing a Daredevil and Twins August 7, 2013 at 08:43 #

    Love this perspective. Will be sharing on my FB page.


  3. lanceleuven August 7, 2013 at 12:38 #

    How about that. Adam and Eve: the inventors of the edible underwear. I never realised they were so kinky.


  4. Grannymar August 7, 2013 at 13:48 #

    I will have to watch what I am eating from now on! 😉


  5. SchmidleysScribbling August 7, 2013 at 14:46 #

    Truer words were never spoken.


  6. jatwood4 August 7, 2013 at 15:52 #

    I love it!!!


  7. viveka August 7, 2013 at 20:09 #

    Top Class, Linda …. that’s why I don’t have any children *smile


  8. slpmartin August 8, 2013 at 01:17 #

    Love that story…brought a warm smile.


  9. colonialist August 8, 2013 at 17:03 #

    Don’t tell children not to do something! (Now watch everyone rush off to tell their children not to do something!) 🙂


  10. parentsfriend August 8, 2013 at 22:58 #

    Reblogged this on Parents Are People Too and commented:
    Seems to fit in a bit with perfectionism as a fallacy. Thank you Tilly Bud.


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