RE: Fly Gene

From: Glenn Morton <>
Date: Sat Jun 04 2005 - 23:25:10 EDT

> While it is often believed that behavior which is genetically
> determined cannot be sinful, I don't see why that should be the case.
> And, while I'm not sure I can explain exactly how this is the case,
> I'm not at all opposed to the idea that our genetics reflects our
> fallenness.
> The implicit assumption behind Jim's point is that if some behavior
> is genetically determined that it's not sinful. If you accept this
> assumption then, indeed, such a discovery may be a problem. If you
> don't accept this assumption then, then not only is such a discovery
> not a problem, it's yet another indicator that the effects and
> consequences of sin run very deep in our world.
> TG

One is reminded of Augustine's view that original sin is passed on from the
parents--i.e. genetically.
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