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  • "He's" a man?
  • It's our punishment for the whole Eve tempting Adam in the garden of Eden. Man, I sure wish she would have thought really hard about what she did.
  • That was one of Eve's punishments for sinning. Adam had his own specific one too, but both of them, along with their offspring(us) were punished with a death sentence. I hope that this is helpful. -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • There are perhaps many other worse pains in life. At least this one is sandwiched between the greatest honour, that is childbearing, and the greatest gift, a newborn. The female has the honour of the womb where God’s miracle of creation takes place. Childbearing is not regarded as a curse or punishment in the Holy Qur’an (HQ). It is regarded in such high esteem that mankind is asked to revere God and the womb in the same sentence. HQ 4:1 says “(Mankind) revere God, through whom ye seek from each other (your rights as husband and wife) and (revere) the wombs (that bore you)”
  • We need to experience pain before joy.
  • God's a jerk. Not really, I'm only kidding. He doesn't exist. And really, I think a baby crawling through the birth canal would be VERY painful no matter what.
  • This question is specifically addressed in the book of Genesis.
  • There is an assumption that all pain is bad and love and pain are incompatible If that were true, no one would love hot chili peppers or excruciating exercise. In some ways, pain childbirth is a metaphor for many wonderful things in life that are birthed through suffering. On the other hand, I am a man, so I should probably refrain from answering <smile>.
  • It always puts you closer to Christ if you have suffering, that is the Christian way.
  • Many people have asked the questions like: Why was this person born blind? Why is this person crippled? Why can't this couple have children? Why is childbirth so painful? These are some of the mysteries about which humans have been asking God for answers since the beginning of time. Even Job, a just man, asked God why were so many bad things happening to him. I am not wise enough to answer this question but Pope John Paul II wrote a beautiful letter called Salvifici Doloris, On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_letters/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_11021984_salvifici-doloris_en.html With love in Christ.
  • I am probably VERY BLESSED but childbirth was not at all painful for me, the pregnancy itself was harder for me than giving birth, I guess it was because I had a high risk one.
  • bc its the miracle of life and some things should not come easy
  • God is not real (hoorah!) - if he were I can only assume that he would be a sadistic sod. Painful is a severe understatement - unfortunately, I lack the words to convey just how painful it is. Dreadful experience & I thank modern medicine for the drugs on offer!
  • READ THE BIBLE. sorry. Its somewhere in genesis after eve and adam eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledege of good and evil. God tells adam that adam will have to plow the earth to feed his family, and eves punishment will be pain in childberth.
  • In Genesis is says that God cursed women with the pain of childbirth in retaliation for Eve convincing Adam to eat the apple. Though, I guess this doesn't really explain why a loving god is still punishing women to this day...but, you know, whatever
  • Life is painful.
  • This question is tricky. =P Good question.
  • Genesis 3 explains that God had to show Adam and Even how serious their rebellion against Him was. It ruined everything- cut them off from eternal life, destroyed their relationship with each other, with the environment and introduced suffering of all types, including childbirth into the world. Unlike sloppy human parents, God doesn't just pat people on the head and say "never mind. just do your best". He knows how serious sin (rebellion/disobedience against God) really is and doesn't sugar coat it. However, He has provided a way out- Jesus. Jesus has paid the price for the rebellion against God. Now, we wait for His return so that all suffering will be wiped away. In the meantime, God, the loving God, wants us to think deeply about ourselves and realise the enormity of our rebellion and what it has caused. Because, once Jesus has returned, it will be too late to change your ways.
  • The human pelvic bone is not flexible. If it were, we would walk on all fours. One of the downfalls to having a rigid pelvis is the pain of childbirthing. The baby forces itself against the bone. And the woman has to push? Ouch! I never want to have children. At least, not physically.
  • Because he has a sense of humor.
  • Genesis 3:16 "To the woman He said, “I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you.” The term “original sin” deals with Adam’s sin in eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and its effects upon the rest of the human race from then on, particularly its effects on our nature and our standing before God, even before we are old enough to commit conscious sin. God's commandment for Adam and Eve not to eat from the forbidden tree was very explicit so they were without excuse and God punished them accordingly. Yes, God is a God of love but He is also a righteous and holy God that cannot allow blatant sin as in the case of Adam and Eve, or sin in general sin to run rampant. God will mete out justice in this world and for eternity. All of the human race is without excuse but praise be to the Almighty, He sent His Son to die so that we will once again be reconciled to God and to be with Him in heaven where there will no longer be death and pain.
  • If you're going to have a kid, it's going to hurt. You don't have to have a kid.
  • Read the Manuel.
  • Good point, I wonder why, maybe to keep the population down? However, since the introduction of painkillers this clearly hasn't worked since a large portion of the world is now over-populated. I did read somewhere once that if we were on all fours child birth would be more natural. One always hears stories of women working in the fields, giving birth and carrying on working. I am interested in other's view on this interesting question.
  • Part of the punishment for the original sin.
  • Because the "all knowing and loving" god gave man free will but no conscience. Then he set them up in a garden and said "do anything but this or you will be punished". Having free will but no conscience, they did not understand the punishment - they did the thing they weren't supposed to do. Because they did, the loving god punished them. To prove how loving he is, he didn't put them to death right away (which is what he said the punishment would be - God's first lie?), but condemned the Man to become a farmer (wtf?) and woman to be in pain intermittently for the rest of her adult life. The loving part was that he didn't kill them right away. Or something. Judeo-Christianity makes no sense.
  • Well, God wanted man to have a bigger brain, so that he could get out into the world and survive. Therefore, the head is bigger than other animals, who don't suffer from childbirth. The pelvic bones do move out, but the pain remains! No brain, no pain. Isn't that how it goes?
  • what God created in the garden of Eden was perfect, and flawless, but the perfect creation ultimately made the decision to make a mistake, whether or not he was duped into it. God created Lucifer - the archangel of worship, beautiful, glorified, having direct access to His glory and presence - but Lucifer made the decision to become Satan. God didn't create Satan, He created Lucifer. Lucifer made Satan.
  • to love your mother
  • An inborn , ( increated?), hatred of women? Just a speculation.
  • I believe the Bible says that God punished Eve for her sin in eating the apple, and cursed her so that she would bring forth children in pain and suffering for all time. Nice chap.
  • Humans were disobedient therefore we are being punished... It's in the first book of the bible. Read it sometime and childbirth is beautiful and the pain makes us appreciate life more. Literally you do not know at that moment whether you can survive it or not then you see this tiny face that will always look up to you and you forget the pain.
  • just to show you the value of your own mother =)))
  • Cause he didn't have to bear the kids in the family

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