In the book of genesis, after adam and eve ate from the tree, they claimed it was because the serpent deceived them.
I have heard many christians claim that the serpent was actually satan.
If this is the case, why would god punish the entirety of a class of animal because of the actions of another supernatural being? And wouldnt god have had the foresight to know that satan was going to tempt adam and eve, before they had proper knowledge of good and evil?
And if it wasnt satan, why make a talking snake in the first place?