Saturday, February 15, 2014
REVISITED: Original Sin....
Original sin, also called ancestral sin, is the Christian doctrine of humanity's state of sin resulting from the fall of man, stemming from Adam's rebellion in Eden.
This condition has been characterized in many ways, ranging from something as insignificant as a slight deficiency, or a tendency toward sin yet without collective guilt, referred to as a "sin nature", to something as drastic as total depravity or automatic guilt of all humans through collective guilt.
I was pondering what that biblical reference to Orignal Sin must have looked or felt like to Adam.
Sure the scripture talks about Adam being alone in the garden and that Eve was later created from one of Adam's ribs to be Adam's companion; to be a helpmate. And I have to believe that Eve had whatever physical attributes that Adam found appealing since she was made specifically for him and from him.
Yet he was alone for all that time with the very temptations that he succumed to once Eve presented them to him. I just get the feeling there had to be more to the story..
Sure the serpent coached Eve, but Adam knew better; yet Eve had the power to convince him otherwise. I have to assume there were some extras thrown in to convince him to stray from what he knew.
Seduction is a powerful force, beyond the physical attributes and skill sets of the seducer.. Seduction is the process of deliberately enticing a person, to lead astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; to corrupt, to persuade or induce to engage in sexual behaviour.
That requires more than appealing physical attributes, that requires the seduced to convince themselves that the seducer is worth whatever corruption will occur.
Thank you to the 8 brave souls that posed for EVE in this series. I know it was traumatizing for some but the payoff was beyond the final product.