I found this quote in a book about mythology, and I had to share it:
“When the Roman Empire fell in the West, St Augustine, bishop of Hippo in North Africa, reinterpreted the myth of Adam and Eve and developed the myth of Original Sin. Because of Adam’s disobedience, God has condemned the entire human race to eternal damnation (another idea that has no biblical foundation).” –Karen Armstrong, “A Short History of Myth”
It amazes me to think that original sin was an idea conceived by man, and was never part of the original doctrine.
What do you folks think?