Cain and Abel


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When the Bible was on, I thought of Cain and Abel.  More silliness from me.  While Cain and Abel were not covered in the History Channel series, I thought about the story and realized the metaphor in it.

We don’t know if the story really happened.  Wasn’t this more an attempt to teach how dangerous jealousy is?  How many murders are committed because of jealousy?

Then there is the Mark of Cain.  At one point, God tells Cain to stop being downcast, he has to work for the blessing.  Is this also supposed to be a metaphor for sibling rivalry?

If God had been a homicide detective, he would had this wrapped up before his doughnut and coffee.  Then again, there were not many people in the world.  Not many to investigate and if you watch the First 48 on A&E, you watch how the homicide detectives profile the victim to look for the killer.  It’s a no brainer who killed Abel.  It could only be Cain.

Now, Cain has the Mark of Cain, like the Scarlet Letter.  In my warped imagination, Cain just asks God, “Why not just kill me?  An eye for an eye.”

God is annoyed.  “Cain you always wanted the easy way out.  You thought you deserved special honors as older brother.  No, you will live your life on MY terms!”

We still have sibling rivalry, jealousy, and sometimes murder.  And the band played on.

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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