September 9, 2014
In this post on his Formerly Fundie blog, Benjamin L. Corey introduces readers to a concept advanced by theologian Greg Boyd, namely that original sin is, in fact, religious judgmentalism.
“First it is important to notice that religious sin is the only sin Jesus publicly confronted. The religious variety of the forbidden fruit [judging] is the most addictive and deceptive variety. Instead of acknowledging that the knowledge of good an evil is prohibited, religious idolatry embraces the knowledge of good and evil as divinely sanctioned and mandated. It gives the illusion of being on God’s side even while it destroys life and hardens people in direct opposition to God.”
posted by Marg Herder