What is Original Sin?
Category: Religion & EthicsBy: katrix • 2 years ago • 450 comments
The bible makes it clear that the "original sin" is the quest for knowledge.
Getting past the writings which claim that Eve was at fault for tempting Adam - when it was Adam, not Eve, who supposedly ate from the tree of knowledge, making it his fault if we accept the idea of personal responsibility - it's pretty clear that the quest for knowledge is what the bible describes as original sin.
The story claims that after Adam ate the apple, he and Eve recognized their nakedness, and were ashamed, and grabbed some fig leaves to cover themselves with. Therefore, many people think lust and sex are the original sins ( without which, the human race wouldn't exist - because if Adam and Eve hadn't realized their sexuality, they'd never had had children, so we'd have two people wandering around some garden for eternity, and no other humans would have existed).
The idea that Adam and Eve were innocent as animals is rather amusing, since all animals procreate. Even amoebas procreate - they are the closest to God, because they can reproduce without all that nasty genitalia stuff going on, and therefore they can remain virgins for life. Sex is not a sin. But for the men who put the bible together, knowledge was heresy, because the more illiterate the populace was, the more sheeplike they were.
The quest for knowledge is original sin.