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Cartomancer's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by Cartomancer

Two questions for the faith head:

  1. If evolution HADN'T shown that mainstream late antique and medieval understandings of original sin were nonsense, would you still be championing Augustine's account even though there is no evidence that it is true?

  2. Why should we believe any of this "sin" and "god" and "atonement" rubbish in the first place, according to any interpretation?

You can't have your cake and eat it. If you admit the truth of evolution - like any sane and intellectually honest person with all the facts must - then you implicitly admit the validity of the scientific method used to obtain and verify that truth. None of the rest of the argument for original sin then carries any weight either, because it is not supported by any credible evidence whatsoever - it's just a tedious ancient myth.

Yes, science DOES win out in the end.

Sat, 24 Dec 2011 12:33:51 UTC | #902370