How Different Religious Traditions Understand Original Sin

Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.” (Ps. 51:5) It’s a curious truth that through their attempts to deny the doctrine of original sin, marketing companies and self-help gurus unconsciously end up reinforcing it. If we’re so wonderful and capable of so much, how is it that we’re so wrong? (And why do we need their products to reach our full potential?) Wherever we fall on the spectrum, there are generally only two possible responses to the question of why people do bad things: ...

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