Why are humans considered so vile by most major religions and that many of our urges and impulses so sinful and terrible?
Most Helpful Guy
As a Christian even I dont understand this way of thinking. How can a baby, something so sweet and innocent and full of joy be predisposed to be evil.
Approaching from a religion standpoint Adam and Eve allowed sin to become part of human nature by disobeying God and eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Yet throughout the Bible there are stories of man's goodness and purity. It is also said that there is not one without sin on the Earth except for Jesus. (If you are not Christian or are a different religion, please do not take offense as I mean none.) I believe this due to my own religious standings, but I also believe in Gods great forgiveness and mercy.
From a logical and reasoning standpoint a newly born child does not understand the difference between good and bad, what is a sin and what is not. How can this miracle of life in itself have sin. As the child grows older, we see it build towns with blocks and create new wonders every day. With this same capacity for creativity we see children destroy. From tearing down sand castles to throwing rocks at animals. But then we see these same children transfer a work from the sidewalk to the grass, or feed squirrels and birds. They let butterflies land on their noses, remove a stick from an ants path, and watch baby birds hatch with fascination.
I do not think that we are born with sin in our hearts, but rather goodness, kindness, compassion. It I the influences we receive from then on that effect our hearts and souls. I believe we are all born with the potential for great good, and great evil. Even though I have had a religious upbringing my family believes this too, no matter what church or others say. Some shit that people say about religion, just don't make any sense at all.2
Most Helpful Girl
Because making people feel ashamed about their natural urges and impulses is the best way to make them think they need to be controlled by some higher power.2