In regards to the story of Adam and Eve, and their “fall” after eating of the fruit from the tree of knowledge, it is commonly believed that “God” put the tree there and then told Adam and Eve not to eat its fruit. While it would seem that “God” put the tree there, I do not think so.
Personally, I think the idea that “God” put the tree there, knowing Adam and Eve would eat of it does not make sense. And I have my doubts “God” wanted to test Adam and Eve, for that implies he views them as more than just puppets, or even cattle.
My idea is that “God” created Adam and Eve and wanted them to be perfect, “pure” puppets, completely obeying his will, so the devil, who was opposed to this, saught to thwart the plan by planting the forbidden tree of knowledge and assumed the form of the serpent, in order to tempt Adam and Eve into awakening their free will, their desire, and the path to power, truth, and greater freedom. Apparently, despite the efforts of “God” to create perfect puppets, their free will was revealed by the serpent, whose mystic call awakened the curiosity of Adam and Eve, and eventually their free will, their desire, and their potential, and together they rebelled against the sinister plans of “God”.
Though in a way, this is all a metaphor for the subversion of tyranny and the madness of Order and control, and also awakening to freedom, personal power, and truth.