Original Sin and Abortion Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Original Sin and Abortion
A discussion of the concept of original sin as presented by Saint Augustine-Plato.
# 36992 | 1,400 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US


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This paper explains the concept of original sin as applied to the contemporary debate of abortion. The paper shows how today's abortion wars have contradicted the fundamental Christian tenet of original sin, propounded by St. Paul and cemented into church theology by St. Augustine. The paper also discusses the views of St. Augustine and Plato on education and the American educational system.

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"Original sin is the doctrine that every zygote inherits sin from Adam and Eve at the instant it is fertilized. Augustine concluded that original sin is transmitted by the sexual act, which "by virtue of the lust which accompanies it is inherently sinful." The Catholic encyclopedia defines it as "the hereditary sin incurred at conception by every human being as a result of the first man, Adam." Protestantism retained the concept. That original sin contaminates all conspectuses remains a rock-solid tenet of the Christian right--that new and improbable miscegenation between conservative Catholics and fundamentalist Protestants who have papered over past discord to unite against abortion.
Augustine believed that human beings, even the best of us, still always fall short of the righteousness, which would lead to salvation. His doctrine of "Original Sin" is a way of saying that it is in the nature of every human being, when faced with a moral decision, to choose evil more often than good. This propensity is not our own choice it is hardly even our own fault. It is simply the way we are. We can all be good some of the time, and the most saintly of us might even be able to be good most of the time, but not one of us can be good all the time."

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