There’s no evidence Jesus himself was barking mad, but the doctrine invented later by Paul that Jesus died for our sins surely is. It’s a truly disgusting idea that the creator of the universe—capable of inventing the laws of physics and designing the evolutionary process—that this protégé of supernatural intellect couldn’t think of a better way to forgive our sins than to have himself tortured to death. And what a terrible lesson to say we’re born in sin because of the original sin of Adam, a man even the Catholic Church now says never existed.
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The interview made me realize that I don’t really know the contemporary Catholic doctrine anymore and even made me consider buying a catechism to learn how the church deals with issues like reconciliation of evolution and the original sin. For instance, when the original sin appeared and did Neanderthals have had souls?