The woman who does the obits here for the paper is a Baptist. I've spoken of her before. She's the woman from this post. Anyway. She received an obit in which one of the surviving daughters' names is Pandora. And she commented that that was a terrible thing to name your child. I asked why and she said because of the Pandora's Box thing. I said that it was still a perfectly good name, a classic name.
She took a phone call and I thought we were moving on and then she commented on the name again. And I again said that it's a perfectly good, classic name.
Her: 'But you can't name your kid that because of Pandora's Box!'
Me: 'So should we stop naming our kids Eve?'
Bystander: 'And Adam?'
Her: 'No, those are good names.'
Me: 'But they brought sin into the world. That's just as bad as the Pandora myth.'
Her: 'We're all sinners. It doesn't matter.'
Me: 'But only because of them. It's their fault.' (not really, I know, but this was a silly conversation, okay?)
Her: 'Not Adam's fault. Just Eve.'
Me: *laughing* How is it just Eve's fault? Did she shove the fruit down his throat? He made the choice.'
Her: 'She talked him into it.'
Me: 'He *still* had a choice! It's very misogynistic to blame it all on Eve when Adam committed the same crime.'
And then she answered the phone or something and dropped the conversation because I refused to agree with her. Of course, she says that I don't believe in the Bible just because I don't take it 100% literally like she does, so what can you do?
*throws hands up in the air*
She really, honestly believes that the blame can and should be laid on Eve and not on Adam. So much wrong involved here...