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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

the gene of unfaithfulness

We are hearing that a gene has been discovered that may explain the unfaithfulness of men. Now it seems a similar gene may be discovered in women down the road. The problem with sin is that it is an equal opportunity employer and we are too quick to deny its existence.


Rev. Shane R. Cota, SSP said...

So what if they find a "special" gene for every sin in the Book? All that does is show the effect of the Fall upon humanity - that even our very genes have been corrupted by sin. It excuses nothing.

We'll take any excuse to sin without repentance that we can find.

Fr. Timothy D. May, S.S.P. said...

This brings to mind the passage that with God there is forgiveness therefore He is feared. This genetic approach is nowhere near forgiveness but rather is running in the opposite direction like Adam and Eve hiding in the garden.

(If they do find a "special" gene for every sin in the Book then they run the risk of destroying the body by treating it with a different medicine for each sin that they find. Just think how much medicine that would take!)

Then there is the possibility that the denial of sin's corruption (by attributing it to genetics or any other number of reasons) might be made by those who will be those responsible for determining or defining the "sins" that need to be treated.

So it goes. The denial of sin leads us to run from God which means there is no forgiveness and means that without Him we have to play God ourselves. This is why He put the First Commandment first.