reversing the curses of God

God curses mankind in various ways throughout the Bible. But mankind is innovative. Once a curse is given, mankind usually focuses his effort and innovation into undoing the curse. Three such examples are as follows:

1. Working to survive
2. Pain in Childbirth
3. Multiple languages

1. In Genesis 3, God curses man that man will have to perform physical labor to survive:

Gen 3:19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.”

In America, this curse has long been nonexistent. Farmers make up less than 2% of American families, and even then they spend their time plowing while sipping on beer and sitting in cushioned chairs. Whereas farmers in ancient times used hoes, plows, and worked real backbreaking labor, modern farmers grow a thousand times as much with incalculably less effort. In fact, without government price supports and trade barriers, American farmers would not exist. What this is saying is that farming is a leisure (!) occupation. Talking to farmers about switching their employment should convince anyone of this fact.

Other manual labor jobs are equally labor free. Lumberjacks have chainsaws (have you ever tried to cut down a tree with an axe?). Modern carpenters have electric saws, pickup trucks, wood sanders, and the like. Modern miners have dynamite. And if any laborer really thinks they perform backbreaking labor, they can literally drop out of the workforce and still be fed. If the government doesn’t enroll them on the dole, they can always take to begging. The largest health issue in the homeless is obesity!

Americans literally stare at computer screens to earn wealth that was unimaginable only 50 years before.

2. In Genesis 3, God curses women that they will have pain in childbirth:

Gen 3:16 To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.”

Since ancient times, men have sought to offer anesthetics to women for childbirth (see “Childbirth in Ancient Rome” by Donald Todman). Today, women are regularly given epidurals to eliminate all pain. They usually have to specifically refuse the drugs, if they want natural childbirth. In the article listed above, Todman states that 300 out of 1,000 children died in antiquity before reaching adulthood, whereas fewer than 10 out of 1,000 die in contemporary times. Other estimates, which I have cited in the past, place the number of ancients who died before adulthood at 50%.

We are currently living in a child-rearing wonderland.

3. In Genesis 11, God curses man that they would not be able to communicate through voice

Gen 11:6 And the LORD said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.
Gen 11:7 Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
Gen 11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.

Of course, mankind instantly began undoing the curse, as evident by the Rosetta Stone. In today’s world, people can literally copy and paste text from one language and instantly translate it into another (using services such as the aptly named Babelfish and Google Translate). I do not doubt that within my own lifetime the curse will be undone altogether with instant in-ear translators.

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