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Original sin is a complex theological Augustines pear parable addresses the root in a spiritual context Augustine contends that in striving for the holy one may attempt to make oneself as God All sins which may be committed are perversions of a virtue which maybe found pure--in God Augustine says Ambition seeks nothing but honours and glory whereas you alone are worthy of honour above all things and your glory endures for ever 2613 Augustine is particularly conscious the ambitious path is not the way His parents worked to give him the best education so he could pursue literary aspirations However he discovered wherever my inclinations took me a dark cloud came between me and the clear skies of your truth and out of my abundance came forth my wickedness Ps 73-4 Ps727 237 Augustines easy life was filled with debauchery He reasoned these two elements were related Since he had everything he needed he was free to choose his path as he would He chose women and thievery Looking back he realized his earthly aspirations were fueled by the easy live he lived In his devotion to his own achievement Augustine placed himself in much the same position the fallen angel Lucifer had He was attempting to be like God and take over from Him It was not the stolen pears Augustine enjoyed so much as the taste of power he felt by imitating God who is all-powerful However in this imitation Augustine realized he had in fact negated God He accuses and questions his action You had no beauty being a theft Are you indeed anything at all that I can address you in this way 2612 Being in so far as something is evil it ceases to participate in goodness and hence also in being footnote 2612 In Christianity Augustine found an existence he felt was real So he says that by choosing to imitate God one knows
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