Of the multitudes of biblical interpretations, “crafty" is my personal favorite describing the lowly yet tenacious serpent of Genesis fame. My heart goes out to this poor, godforsaken creature, whose fate as the most reviled, most vertically challenged of animals was decided by a slip of his forked tongue. Why would God create such a beast to grovel for all eternity? Why bother dreaming up something imperfect just to turn right around and chastise the imperfections you created in the first place? A Robin Hood of sorts myself, I identify with the serpent that, I am quite certain, simply couldn’t resist sharing the wealth. How could he lay idly by when an abundance of delectable, fruitful knowledge was ripening on the vine?
I imagine that he later conveyed his thoughts on the incident to Eve.