Illogic Primer Quotes Clippings Books and Bibliography Paper Trails Links Film

Marlene Winell on Original Sin

Leaving the Fold (Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 1993), p. 1.

In conservative Christianity you are told you are unacceptable. You are judged with regard to your relationship to God. Thus you can only be loved positionally, not essentially. And, contrary to any assumed ideal of Christian love, you cannot love others for their essence either. This is the horrible cost of the doctrine of original sin.