**Back to the Garden

(Truth from the infinite tree of knowledge)

"Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the Lord God had made.  He said to the woman, "Did God say, "You shall not eat from any tree in the Garden?" The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; but God said, "You shall not eat of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die." But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.
Genesis 1: 1-8
**According to the Bible, Adam and Eve were deceived by Satan, who tempted them to take "a fruit,""an apple" from the infinite tree of knowledge. By taking of "this fruit" they believed they would be "like" God. They were deceived to believe that to be "like" God, meant, in the infinite sense, when in fact they would be "like" God, in a limited sense.
The word "like" has two polar extremes; an oxymoron of sorts. Their death, was of course , a spiritual one; as they, ( and we), lost touch with God.
The fruit, or "the apple," as a metaphor, can be equated to the half-truth, (one truth from the infinite truths that only God would know in their totality that comprises total knowledge).
It is also interesting to note that Adam and Eve after eating from "the tree" their eyes "were opened to Good and Evil, because they opened the door to sin; they had broken the law of God. To state that "their eyes were opened" suggest that perhaps Adam and Eve were able "to see" by some other means. Obviously, "to see" did not relate to the physical sense of perception. Adam and Eve had to hide themselves, not so much from their physical being but from their spritual sins. Mankind had lost its contact with God and perhaps another ability to perceive.
In Adam & Eve, humanity was deceived in many ways, and we still are.
Fundamentally, in our arrogance, we believe that we do know "The Truth", about many subjects, and look to mankind for Truths instead of looking to God for The Truth. Human philosophy is flawed with many half-truths. Human knowledge is full truths, half-truths disguised as The Truth.
Wisdom comes from God.
Of importance is the fact that the prevailing definition of a "half-truth" is incorrect, as is the prevailing definition of "truth" and "lie." Half-truths are true statements that ignore other truths to create a deceptive lie. Truth, if it is a half-truth is a lie; and a lie can be a truth if it is a half-truth. Unrecognized paradoxes called anti-truths. There is a difference between truth, a truth, the truth we know and The Truth (in the infinite capacity). Half-truths, are truths, that are lies, (a lie of ommision). The statement while being totally true, is a lie; a newly discovered paradox.