I am happy to find that most of the Christians I run into these days no longer believe in a literal Garden of Eden, but I can't find anyone who can explain original sin without the benefit of that parable.
How do evolution/intelligence design Christians avoid the obvious conclusion that God allowed us to evolve in a fallen state and then holds us accountable for being in that fallen state?
The parable of the Garden of Eden has been used in the past to solve this problem by suggesting an illusion of choice (though not very well -- if they hadn't yet eaten of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, how did they know they were doing anything wrong?) and blaming it on Eve...
But how does this new wave of educated Christians explain the theological problem that inevitably comes from dropping a literal interpretation of the Garden of Eden?
Can anyone who thinks this way explain how they have reconciled this problem?
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