Original sin (Quote 2)

From the book, Original sin:  A Cultural History (HarperCollins, 2008 ) by Alan Jacobs:

We have never had more need to explain ourselves to ourselves, but we manifestly lack the resources to do so.  It may be (I think it is) a propitious moment for reconsiderating that curious concept called peccatum originalis, the belief that we arrive in this world predisposed to wrongdoing–that this world is a vale of tears because we made it that and,  somehow, couldn’t have made it anything else.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s