The Tree of Life, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

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The Tree of Life, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

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Postby AdamMalkovitch » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:16 pm

I noticed something interesting when reading up on the biblical origins of The Tree of Life. According to the Christian Bible, humans were given the gift of eternal life by God (obtained by eating the fruit from the Tree of Life), and told not to eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. However, Eve is tempted by Satan in the form of a serpent to eat the fruit, and encourages Adam to do the same. Upon having both the gifts of Life and Knowledge, the first two humans become equal to God, and as punishment (although likely in attempt to keep them from overthrowing him), God revoked the gift of eternal life from them.
This connects to NGE in that when Unit 01 transforms into the Tree of Life in EoE, Fuyutsuki states that Angels were given the fruit of life, whereas humans were given the fruit of knowledge. Unit 01 obtaining them both causes Shinji to become God. This makes me think that (if Adam and Lilith really are offspring of the FAR and not some sort of genetically modified creation) the First Ancestral Race had both fruits, and were their own Instrumentality.
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Re: The Tree of Life, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

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Postby Reichu » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:52 pm

The FAR having both Fruits results in the Seed of Life stuff making absolutely no sense. A race of gods would not have needed to create less capable gods to save their souls from oblivion. They could have just left the planet individually the way Eva-01 leaves Earth.

Far as Instrumentality goes, NGE2 implies that an Impact-type event is how the Seeds collected the souls of the FAR into the Chambers of Guf.

Fuyutsuki also doesn't say that Shinji becomes God, but that Eva-01 has become something close to a god.


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