As I have mentioned in the past on multiple occasions, the Grimms’ version of God needs to Chill. Additionally, I am presenting this story as further textual evidence that the Grimms absolutely did not wander the countryside collecting tales from peasants.
So Adam and Eve are at home with the kids. A lot of kids. (No word on whether this is before or after the Cain and Abel fiasco.) And God decides to come over for a visit.
Now Eve wants to show off how well she’s doing after being kicked out of Eden. So she hides all her ugly, stupid kids in the basement, and gets the good ones dressed up to meet God.
And God is all like, wow, Eve, what a great batch of kids. I’m going to make them kings and queens and priests and governors.
Eve’s pretty pleased with this result, so she figures she’ll get the rest of the family out of the basement, see what cool stuff He’ll do with them.
And God’s like, well, I’m all out of good jobs, so they can be beggars and stable cleaners and stuff, I guess.
And that’s it. That’s the story.
“God made us rich and powerful because we were smarter and prettier than you.”
“Poor people are ugly and stupid and God doesn’t love them.”
What about “The meek shall inherit the earth?” What about “The first shall be last and the last shall be first?” What about “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God?”
And you expect me to believe you got this off one of those basement kids? Yeah, not unless you asked them in front of the king or something.
Jacob. Wilhelm. Guys. Come on. This story is not biblically sound, and your source material is a blatant lie.
-6/10. Very poor work. You’ve disappointed us all, dudes. You’ve disappointed us all.