- a depravity, or tendency to evil, held to be innate in humankind and transmitted from Adam to all humans in consequence of his sin.
- inclination to evil, inherent in human nature.
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America has never fully lived up to its values, from the original sins of enslavement to what we did to native populations.In the shadow of the towers: Five lives and a world transformed|Joby Warrick, Souad Mekhennet|September 2, 2021|Washington Post
In Afrofuturism’s case, the original sin is slavery, a trauma so ineradicable that it can only be “overcome” by imagining some totally alternative, time-bending narrative involving a vibranium-depositing meteorite.
“For far too long, the story of our country’s history has been incomplete as we have failed to acknowledge, address, and come to grips with our nation’s original sin of slavery,” Markey said in a statement after the vote.Senate passes bill to make Juneteenth, day commemorating the end of slavery in Texas, a federal holiday|Mike DeBonis, Felicia Sonmez|June 16, 2021|Washington Post
I think there’s this great original sin in the field, where people assumed that computers are somehow like human brains and if we just train them like children, they will slowly grow into these supernatural beings.Stop talking about AI ethics. It’s time to talk about power.|Karen Hao|April 23, 2021|MIT Technology Review
It’s crazy but it’s true, I’m still having these conversations on a basis that is more than is reasonable and it is because the discipline is haunted by the original sins of its birth.The Panda anniversary and what we desperately must remember about search|Kevin Mullaney|February 24, 2021|Search Engine Watch
Music is a huge part of the tone of Black Dynamite overall—going back to the original 2009 movie on which the series is based.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This is a Hollywood director at the height of his powers creating original, wildly ambitious epics.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was original in how it treated Nixon and his connection to the right before 1968.
Obviously, not all the original cast can come back or even have the desire.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
My understanding was that according to most Christian beliefs, being trans or gay was a sin, cut and dry.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She was also supposed to be the original or model of “the Virtuous Woman” therein portrayed!Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
Frequently they are found in alveolar arrangement, retaining the original outline of the alveoli of the lung (Fig. 4, b).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
But if God made man, then God is responsible for all man's acts and thoughts, and therefore man cannot sin against God.
Because if that was to atone for man's sin, it was needless, as God could have forgiven man without Himself suffering.
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The sin of Adam and Eve, the essential event of the Fall of Man. According to the most common teaching of Christians (see also Christian), all descendants of Adam and Eve — that is, all people — share in this sin and are, from the time they are conceived, in a state of sin. In German, the term used is Erbsunde, meaning “inherited sin,” a more explanatory term than the English one. Jesus, through his Crucifixion and Resurrection, atoned for original sin. All who believe in Jesus and accept baptism are freed from original sin and experience salvation (see also salvation). (See justification by grace, through faith.)