Single Idea 9279

[catalogued under 29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 4. Christianity / a. Christianity]

Full Idea

No one can say what was humankind's original sin, and no one understands how the suffering of Christ can redeem it.

Gist of Idea

What was our original sin, and how could Christ's suffering redeem it?


John Gray (Straw Dogs [2002], 4.1)

Book Reference

Gray,John: 'Straw Dogs' [Granta 2002], p.119

A Reaction

This nicely articulates a problem that has half bothered me, but I have never put into words. I always assumed Eve committed the sin, and Adam cops the blame for not controlling his woman. Dying for our sins has always puzzled me.