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Schrodinger's Cat's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by Schrodinger's Cat

Nowhere does the Bible teach that physical death originates with the sin of Adam, nor that sin is inherited from Adam, as Augustine maintained.

The whole concept of original sin has to be one of the most misunderstood and mis-represented ideas by both believers and atheists. The whole idea that sin is simply doing bad things is nonsense. It is instead the fundamental physical nature of mankind and the world........the fact that it is not whatever it is that God deems to be 'perfect'. Is the world a perfect place ? Who would answer anything other than no.

All the Catholic nonsense about whether babies get baptised, and so on, just confounds the issue.

Sat, 24 Dec 2011 14:09:43 UTC | #902388