Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Original Sin

Most Atheists and even Christians say the words “Original Sin” not even knowing what it is. This blog post attempts to clarify the meaning using a purely biblical approach with supporting scriptures. Examined from a straightforward viewpoint which is purposefully written to help the discerning reader understand.

Atheism is a philosophy which plays a large part in the understanding of what the Original Sin is. The fact atheism exists in this world therefore can provide a great deal of support for belief in the bible. That atheist’s don’t believe in a God(s) leaves them in a large predicament. It is generally agreed that if you don’t believe in God then you have to believe in something. Usually an atheist will attach themselves to a belief in science to provide a center on which to give meaning to their lives. The science they believe in is being continually passed on to the rest of the world by very intelligent men and women. This becomes their religion. They make decisions which effect their own futures and that of others based on this scientific pool of knowledge. This is not something new. Atheists have been making these decisions for years, even centuries. They must be convinced that every single decision they make is the right one, even if it later turns out that it is wrong. Certainly a person who makes what is considered a bad decision must initially have somehow deluded themselves into thinking it is the right decision. As this ever growing pool of scientific knowledge grows we would hope the decisions which affect our futures have more quality or value. This is the Atheist’s religion.

Many people believe that in this post modern age we are reaching a pinnacle of knowledge. In fact at any time in history the people living at that time probably thought the same thing.
So with this understood I should then be able to look around at what is happening in the world and immediately measure its value. What I see should measure the value of what the most intelligent men are thinking. If what I see doesn’t measure the value of what the most intelligent men are thinking then they are not intelligent enough!

Now the Christians point of view is justified.

Their daily prayer takes on meaning:

Matthew 6:9
“Let your kingdom come, let your will be done”.

Certainly if the result of what I see measures the value of what the most intelligent people are thinking, (the atheist’s religion) then I want it replaced with something better as soon as possible!

It makes even more sense when the bible is examined in regard to what I have said above.

Genesis 3:4-5
“You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

This is it, the first lies! ……………. The Original Sin.

You will be like God, knowing good and bad. What Satan implied to Eve was that she could now properly make her own decisions; she would know what to do and did not need God. The Atheist Religion!

We do die and we don’t have a clue what to do.

The only way that God could resolve this dilemma is to let men do what they think is the right thing to do. Let them pretend they can be like God. Measuring the value of the decisions those intelligent men are making simply by looking around at what is happening in the world true Christians can now see the lie. The Original Sin. We are reaping the benefit of decisions made by men, not God.

The end result goes to God’s favour proving him right and Satan the liar.

Certainly God knows what to do!

The thing is, now we’ll have to admit that we do not have a clue and ask him to come back. That is exactly what Christians do every day.

“Let your kingdom come, let your will be done”.

Now you know why. It’s because of the Original Sin. When God does return it will be the ultimate vindication, which still has yet to happen. Perhaps the discerning reader will understand why the time immediately preceding that of God’s return is called the “Tribulation”. In fact conditions in the world have deteriorated so much that some people already believe we are living in that time period which the bible calls the “Tribulation”.

When the “end of the world” finally does arrive people will finally realize that they really don’t know what to do. This is prophesied in the bible:

Luke 21:25 (Amplified Bible)
25And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth [there will be] distress (trouble and anguish) of nations in bewilderment and perplexity [[a]without resources, left wanting, embarrassed, in doubt, not knowing which way to turn] at the roaring ([b]the echo) of the tossing of the sea,(A)

The atheists will be embarrassed; they will not know which way to turn. That atheists exist helps me to understand the bible. In this way I suppose I have to be thankful for them.

So, thank you!


Anonymous said...

Here is what some scientists (intelligent men)have said in our recent history:

10. “The earth’s crust does not move”- 19th through early 20th century accepted geological science. See Plate Tectonics

9. “The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives.” — Admiral William Leahy, U.S. Atomic Bomb Project

8. “That virus is a pussycat.” — Dr. Peter Duesberg, molecular-biology professor at U.C. Berkeley, on HIV, 1988

7. “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” — Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

6. “Radio has no future. Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. X-rays will prove to be a hoax.” — William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, British scientist, 1899.

5. “There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.” — Albert Einstein, 1932

4. “Space travel is bunk.” — Sir Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal of the UK, 1957 (two weeks later Sputnik orbited the Earth).

3. “If I had thought about it, I wouldn’t have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can’t do this.” — Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M “Post-It” Notepads.

2. “Stomach ulcers are caused by stress” — accepted medical diagnosis, until Dr. Marshall proved that H. pylori caused gastric inflammation by deliberately infecting himself with the bacterium.

1. “Telltale signs are everywhere —from the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving creature like the armadillo from the Midwest. Since the 1940s the mean global temperature has dropped about 2.7° F.” — Climatologist George J. Kukla of Columbia University in Time Magazine’s June 24th, 1975 article Another Ice Age

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Havok said...

It is generally agreed that if you don’t believe in God then you have to believe in something.
Huh? What meaning of belief are you implying? belief with evidence, or "faith in things unseen"?

It's very sad to see you trying to equate atheism with religious belief, simply because you can't imagine living without your own.
Theism = belief in God(s)
Atheism = without belief in God(s)
Can't see too much there to form the basis of a religion, can you?

And ignorant of your book as well. The serpent wasn't satan, it was a serpent. That God had created everything and found it to be good should indicate that the serpent was good, and was doing Yahweh's bidding. The whole tale is sting operation, falsely accusing Adam & Eve for something they didn't have the knowledge for - they were naive and didn't know good from evil, remember, how could they have known eating of the tree was bad?

Eve was that she could now properly make her own decisions; she would know what to do and did not need God.
I thought your god gave humans freewill for that express purpose? Now you're saying that it was a mistake and we were meant to be automatons? Nice :-)

Anonymous, you've discovered a major secret there - people can be mistaken. Great stuff.

If you had any evidence that the story of Genesis was based in reality, then you might have something to cling to. As it is, it's a cobbled together mess from at least 2 sources (Genesis 1 & 2) which don't agree. Have fun with your fancy imaginary friend :-)