Thought for today – 12/15/2011

ON SIN

“The concept of sin is a stark acknowledgment that we can never be omnipotent, that we are bound and limited by human flaws and self-interest. The concept of sin is a check on the utopian dreams of a perfect world. It prevents us from believing in our own perfectibility or the illusion that the material advances of science and technology equal an intrinsic moral improvement in our species.”
Chris Hedges, I Don’t Believe in Atheists (Free Press, 2008)

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