Dude, the Eve part of the story was fabricated to give men an excuse to dominate women. Most of the rest of it is aimed at controlling the masses - to keep them from overrunning the rich and governments (same thing, I guess) - a powerful drug to maintain control over the impoverished, enslaved, and disenfranchised. Every society has a religion with the same basic tenets. People are considered basically evil by their rulers, and this tidy plot was hatched to give them a fear in some secret supernatural grandpa who can see what you're doing all the time - like a Santa Claus who can send you to hell or punish you with car crashes and dead children while you're living.
The ones who plink this string against the masses can use any geological or meteorological event, any bad thing that happens and manipulate it to condemn the "ungodly," frighten the non-tithers, or supply voters for the politicians who line their pockets.
Doesn't any of the rhetoric ever make you shake your head?
I am glad at least the prevailing woman-hating religion in my part of the world didn't lead to Mandatory Clitoral Removal as it does in countries with other patriarchal religions