When did the Fall happen?

I was listening to VOX Podcast with Mike Erre (the episode on "Patriarchy, Leaving Church, and the Failure of God") and had a thought.  The traditional reading of Genesis is that Adam and Eve are the fruits, God stepped in, and cursed them. But what if the "curses" were simply the natural consequences of the conscious turning-away that they did? This episode uncovers the word play that might hint at that. Maybe God was saying "because you did this, here's what's going to happen to you" rather than "because you did this, here's what I'm going to do to you."  

A subtle distinction but it gets at the character of a God...

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