One of the pitfalls of being involved professionally and/or personally in the study of the Bible, theology, and/or religion is that one may notice religious symbolism or overtones in unusual and unexpected places.
A case in point: I noticed after the fact that my recent family vacation mirrored the story in Genesis 3.
Our first stop was in Paradise, Pennsylvania, which is near Lancaster and Intercourse and thus in the heart of an area with a large Amish population.
From there, we went to the Big Apple, New York City.
And then from there, we went to Niagara Falls.
Paradise to the Apple to the Fall(s)!
Has anyone else taken a Biblically-themed holiday – even if it was one that they only noticed after the fact?For what its worth, I should mention that despite the negative connotations that moving from Paradise to the (Big) Apple to the Fall(s) may have for those viewing the story in Genesis 3 from a religious perspective, it was a fantastic trip!