[extropy-chat] Original Sin was Bioethics Essay

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Wed May 25 04:27:36 UTC 2005

--- Dirk Bruere <dirk at neopax.com> wrote:
> The Avantguardian wrote:
> >--- Dirk Bruere <dirk at neopax.com> wrote:
> > As for knowledge no longer being a sin,
> >  
> >
> >>that's something that 
> >>does not follow from your assumption, any more than
> >>a robber being 
> >>pardoned makes robbery acceptable.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >The knowledge itself was not the sin, eating the
> >forbidden fruit to gain the knowledge was the sin. So
> >we are forgiven for eating the fruit and the knowledge
> >is now ours to do with as we please. So I guess using
> >your robber example, we got pardoned THUS we get to
> >keep the goods we stole. That is my interpretation.
> > 
> >
> >  
> >
> Actually, it was the knowledge of good and evil.
> Genesis 2:9 /
> Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is 
> pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the
> midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evi/l.
> However, let's also not forget that what we were successfully denied
> in 
> Xian theology was access to the Tree of Life.
> It's that one that will cause a problem if you cross theological
> swords 
> with Xians.
> Genesis 3:22
> /Then the LORD God said, 'Behold, the man has become like one of Us,
> knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and
> take
> also from the tree of life, and eat, and live
> forever'/
> Genesis 3:23
> /therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to
> cultivate the ground from which he was taken./
> Genesis 3:24
> /So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He
> stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every
> direction to guard the way to the tree of
> life./-- 

Terrible theology Dirk. Jesus corrected his fathers action and gave us
everlasting life, as any Christian knows. He died to reopen the gates
of heaven to man, which man had been barred from since Adam was cast
out of Eden. That was the whole point of Christ dying on the cross for

Therefore, we have Christ's blessing to genetically engineer.

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806) 
Blog: http://intlib.blogspot.com

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