I just finished reading your article about the origin of human sin. It makes a lot of sense that our existence as the beings that we are had to include a propensity to sin and a separation from God. But this is confusing when dealing with Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the garden.
If our propensity to sin is ‘natural’ to our state of development and consciousness, then why is there such a decisive condemnation and punishment from God after Adam and Eve were confronted? It seems that He sets in motion a different world because of their actions, a world now wrought with pain, struggle, and death that were not part of the pre-fall experience.
I’d love to hear your thoughts (and the thoughts of others on the forum).