And the lord said “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”
I think this excerpt from the bible is interesting. It proves that the serpent did not deceive Adam and Eve when he said they’d be like God. It says it right there. The question is how? If knowledge makes man like God, then is God really this preternatural force? Or is he like the Wizard from the Wizard of OZ, a man behind a curtain controlling an illusion? And what did he mean “Like us”? Does God have peers?
This is all in argument from the perspective of someone who’s not involved with magick and the occult.