According to the Bible and the Torah, God created Adam, and then a bit later, Eve. Eve took an apple from a tree she shouldn’t have taken an apple from, and thereby condemned humanity.
Jewish and Christian men like to use this story, to point out that all women are bad! They also like to point out that Adam was created before Eve, and therefore men are better than women.
Some Muslim men use it too. But this one is not in the Quraan. So, sorry muslim dudes: can’t use it: bidah!
That’s one religion taken care off.
For the other two:
The story of Adam and Eve , and the apple-misdemeanour, according to clouddragon:
God created Adam.
Now all Dutch people know that when you start making ”pannekoeken” (Dutch pancakes) the first one is always a mess! For some unfathomable reason the first pannekoek is always: a fail, a flop, a total loss.
I think you get where I’m going to.
So, Adam is the prototype. The only species God wanted to get só right He (or She) thought a prototype was the way to go. After letting Adam run around for some time God had detected the design flaws and was ready for the improved endproduct: Eve.
That’s us: women.
So there goes the myth men are better than women because men were created first.
The story in a nut-shell: Adam and Eve were placed in ”Paradise” they could eat all the fruit.
Except the fruit from a little tree called ”The Tree of Knowledge”. Satan, a fallen angel, convinced Eve to eat one anyway: Eve ate one, gave one to Adam, and both were expelled from Paradise.
So it’s all Eve’s fault, and therefore we women are: stupid, evil, irresponsible, brainless, childish, immoral, dense, dumb, impractical, foolish, mad, trifling and useless.
Or are we?
So, what do you do if you want people to do something they might otherwise not do?
You forbid it!
For some reason we are made in such a way that the forbidden things are the most enticing to us.
We humans are just made that way.
And who made us?
Yes, that would be: God.
So God put a desire in us to do especially those things that are forbidden. One wonders why.
And then puts a notice on a tree: ”Don’t eat”
Unfortunately, those first two, Adam and Eve, were só obedient that they really didn’t eat the fruit. Bummer! What to do? Working on the inbuilt desire to do the forbidden didn’t work.
In comes the talking snake.
God tickled a disobedient angel a bit and let him enter Paradise. Satan, for that was the name of the angel, had a plan: to work on the imagination, a sense of adventure, a desire for knowledge, and logic thinking. He therefore choose Eve, because Adam had less of these qualities.
So he told Eve a really good story about why she should eat from the tree, and as she had no idea what evil was, she took an apple and had a bite. Oh, dear, now she did know what evil was. And because it was something she didn’t want to do as she was naturally good, she was very sad.
She feared to be alone, and to have to share the burden of knowledge alone, so she took another apple and gave it to Adam. It was not nessecary to tell Adam a long story and give many logic reasons and the promise of knowledge… She only needed to smile at him and shake her hips a bit (That hasn’t changed to this day) And Adam ate the apple.
And God threw them out of Paradise.
As must have been the plan from the very beginning.
God knows best…
So you see; I can’t find this ground to consider women less than men.
Or to claim women cannot be priests or lead prayer, see Sharzad and Achelois .
Neither do I want feminist to use this to claim men are less than women: Men are very nice and very cute.
If they behave.
And we women should take care of them. love them and look after them.
And train them better, so we don’t get any of this nonsensical ”Men are better than women”-stuff.
And the world will become a better, happier place!