I have a problem. And that problem comes from the story of Adam and Eve.
According to the Holy Bible, the main reason, if not ONLY reason, that God created Adam was to work in the Garden of Eden.
So, God creates man, Adam, out of dust and then puts him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. He then commands Adam that he is free to eat from any tree, except from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
After God tells Adam this, He says "It is not good for the man to be alone, I will make a helper suitable for him."
Many would be lead to believe that God would have then put Adam to sleep, take out one of his ribs, and made Eve out of the rib right after this realization.
But a crucial point is left out. After God realizes that Adam should not be alone and before he creates Eve, God has Adam do something. He has Adam name all of the beasts of the field and birds of the air. Which he does.
I am assuming that as Adam was naming each animal, God was looking at each animal and trying to see which of those animals would make the most suitable helper for Adam. Because Genesis 2:20 states "...But for Adam no suitable helper was found."
So what does God do after no suitable helper is found? He puts Adam into a deep sleep, takes out one of his ribs, and creates Eve.
Now here is the problem that I have with this.
Why would God NOT create Adam and Eve at the same exact time? Why was it after Adam was created that He realizes that it would not be good for Adam to be alone? Why did he not realize as He was created Adam that maybe he needed an equal human counterpart?
Also, were all of the OTHER animals on the planet ONLY MALE? If they were not, if they did have their female counterparts, then why would God not create Eve out of dust at the same exact time as Adam? If all of the other animals had their female counterparts, why would God not think that Adam would need a Human Counterpart to help him out or keep him company?
And if all of the other animals were male only, then how did God create their female counterparts? Did he take out their ribs as well, or did he just snap his fingers and there they were?
And there is something that I JUST realized as I was making this blog. First, after God realizes that Adam should not be alone, he says, "I will MAKE a helper suitable for him." But then, after Adam names all of the animals, it says that "no suitable helper was FOUND." I just find it strange that God was going to make a helper, but then opts to simply looking at all of the animals that he had already created to see if they would be good enough to help Adam out in the Garden.
So the fact that God created Eve after all of the beasts and birds were not seen as suitable helpers for Adam makes me go, "God...WTF!?" It just shows me that He wasn't quite sure about what he was doing. I'm just sayin'.
So the main questions I have are: Why didn't God create Adam and Eve at the same time? Did God create male and female counterparts for all of the other animals at the same time or, like Adam and Eve, created the males first and then the females afterward?
These are just some of the questions and thoughts I have that keep me from taking Christianity, the Holy Bible, and religion in general seriously.