[ExI] Original sin, was psychology

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 02:00:05 UTC 2020

Ben Zaiboc <ben at zaiboc.net> wrote:


> The concept of
'original sin' is just about the most perverted, evil thing I've ever
come across. It is pure evil, and one of the things that made me realise
what religion (Judaeo-Christian, at least) really is.

I can't say I disagree with you, but I think the concept of original
sin was brilliant.

It is an observable fact that babies and children die, often quite
horribly, before they reach an age where they _can_ sin.  If you
stipulate an all-powerful and just god, that should not happen.  But
add in original sin and you have rescued God from logic.

I think science and medician are better than original sin for
explaining the death of kids too young to sin, but if you don't have
them . . . .


PS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_sin

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