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At the risk of sounding like a pompous jerk, "Exactly! Now you got it! That was the point I was trying to make when we were discussing sin before".
Secondly, I remember you said you had also come to believe that evil actually exists. I agree with that, too, as you probably remember when we discussed 'The Exorcist' and possession, etc.
I like your new view better than the old view - the essay of our discussion that you disagreed sin actually exists or is important for most people.


You're right - for a long time I did have a problem with the idea of Original Sin, and I didn't think that it really applied to the typical person. But gradually I've changed my mind, partly through introspection and partly through reading more about the history of man's inhumanity to man. I wrote more about this issue on March 12, on my old blog (the one I abandoned because I didn't like the service); the posting can be found here:

By the way, you'll be pleased to know that I recently read C.S. Lewis's The Abolition of Man - a book you've recommended to me more than once. And yes, it was excellent, especially Parts 1 and 2, which bear directly on the subject of moral intuitionism (which I hope to write about shortly, after I've digested G.E. Moore's Principia Ethica).

Here's an interesting article:

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