It clearly states in scripture that the forbidden fruit was the knowledge of good and evil. they ate it, they lost their innocence. What's so confusing?
Can you state where if possible?
What's so confusing: How can the knowledge of good and evil be the end of innocence? Is it not pretty futile to not know the difference between them?
The reason I'm asking this, is that there's this author, Pullman (you probably know who he is) who argued that taking the forbidden fruit was a "fortunate fall"", because the way he sees it, the fruit containts knowledge itself. I can't say I blame him for taking the position he has taken but I'm trying to find out what the fruit actually is suppose to represent. Lewis, Narnia author, believed that it was taking the fruit in the wrong way at the wrong time was why it was so deadly to humanity. His view perhaps can be seen in "The Magician's Nephew" where the witch took the fruit by climbing over a wall not to be climbed over, taking the fruit for herself, and thus ate it when she's "not supposed to". I think he believed that God would eventually gave them knowledge and wisdom, if that was what the fruit is supposed to be.