“Original sin is a human concept used by the ‘righteous’ to control the innocent. Real sin are the wars the ‘righteous’ enforce on the masses. Real sin is the mutilation and abuse of children by the ‘righteous’ in the name of religion. Real sin is the belief of the ‘righteous’ that only they hold the truth. The evil committed by the ‘righteous’ in the name of god is ‘real sin’, and at the final reckoning they ‘will’ face the truth and consequences of their own actions. For I am the witness who will show them the truth of what ‘they’ have done to others.”
His words take my thoughts back to my fathers funeral. I remember wanting to scream my anger at the priest for asking the congregation to pray forgiveness of him for his sins, and for his soul’s entry into heaven. My father was a good man, and had done ‘nothing’ that needed forgiving. That was the day I lost my religion. That was the day I found my faith. I no longer had any time for the men who told me my children were tainted with the sins of Adam and Eve. I had learned to listen to my heart, and quite simply, try my best to do the right thing.