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Mr DArcy's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by Mr DArcy

Really, without a doctrine of original sin there is not much left for the Christian program. If there is no original ancestor who transmitted hereditary sin to the whole species, then there is no Fall, no need for redemption, and Jesus’ death as a sacrifice efficacious for the salvation of humanity is pointless. The whole raison d’etre for the Christian plan of salvation disappears.

Bullseye!

When the story comes into conflict with the facts, you don't believe the story any longer. No wonder Darwin was a bit shamefaced about publishing, especially with his devout Christian wife and his "respectable" position in Victorian society. If his daughter hadn't died, he may never have published Origin.

Mon, 07 May 2012 11:02:57 UTC | #940276