Is the snake trying to tell you you're lonely?

Snakes can't talk. Or can they? In the creation story of Adam and Eve, a talking snake, a serpent, seems to play a most important role. Through subtle persuasion the serpent convinces Eve that she and Adam will be much happier if they will only eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Most of us know the story found in the Bible, in Genesis. Eve did listen to the snake. She and Adam did eat the fruit the serpent recommended, and they suffered from the misery and shame of having done so.

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