Viral Guilt Doesn’t Work


“In the eyes of God we’re all equally guilty,” I said. My Sunday school teacher answered, “That’s absolutely right.”

I was raised in a moderate church, but in Texas, even the mild end of Christianity tends to be pretty strong medicine. I was taught to believe in original sin and I believed in it — the steep, thorny path to Heaven and the wide and easy one to Hell. Adam and Eve ate the apple. We’d all inherited a share…