Mar 27, 2012

The Hairiness of Sin.

"Original sin is in us, like the beard--we are shaved today and look clean, and have a smooth chin; tomorrow our beard has grown again, nor does it cease growing while we remain on earth. In like manner original sin cannot be extirpated from us as long as we exist. Nevertheless, we are bound to resist it to our utmost strength, and to cut it down unceasingly."
- Martin Luther (1483-1546) 


Anonymous said...

Is this where Occam's Razor comes into play?

PM Summer said...

Well, the Doctrine of Original Sin does tend to be the simplest answer to most troubling cultural questions.