I'm currently reading John Locke's, "An Essay Concerning the True Original, Extent and End of Government" and came across this passage:
“Adam was created a perfect man, his body and mind in full possession of their strength and reason, and so was capable from the first instant of his being to provide for his own support and preservation, and govern his actions according to the dictates of the law of reason God had implanted in him.”
Being an atheist who doesn’t believe in a god who created everything, I started mulling over these questions about the story of creation:
• When Adam was created, what was in his mind?
• Did God give him a memory, or was he like a baby that had to be taught? If given a memory, then a memory of what? If he gave him a memory, did he, upon his creation, know that he was just created, or did he think he just woke up from a sleep? If he had a false memory, was god lying to him?
• Did God give him a language (the Bible implies that he did), and if so, what concepts could he really understand, without any prior experiences?
I know creationists would have rationalistic answers to these questions and I’m not asking for answers… just something to ponder…