No one's sure. To quote The Other Wiki
The question thus remains as to whether God's statements to the woman and man are prescriptive
, and therefore a curse, or are instead descriptive
; that is, prophecies of the natural consequences of their actions. -Fall of Man
Specifically, although he says that he, personally, will "greatly increase your pains in childbearing" etc. to the woman, but he isn't really clear on wether he's personally responsible for all that "you will return to dust" business, or if that's just a natural result of
listening to your wife's voice
eating of the tree. In the last case, it would be kind of the snake's fault.
edited 26th Feb '11 5:43:06 AM by kurushio