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Comment 26 by Paula Kirby :

AC Grayling summed up the doctrine of Original Sin perfectly in a review of a book by the dire Terry Eagleton earlier this year:

Compare: a pharmaceutical company tells us that we are all born with a disease that requires that we buy their product all our lives long, and that if we do it will cure us after death.

Christopher Hitchens paraphrases this slightly by saying God creates us sick and then offers a cure under penalty of eternal torture.

Fri, 24 Dec 2010 17:18:19 UTC | #568487