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America has never fully lived up to its values, from the original sins of enslavement to what we did to native populations.

In Afrofuturism’s case, the original sin is slavery, a trauma so ineradicable that it can only be “overcome” by imagining some totally alternative, time-bending narrative involving a vibranium-depositing meteorite.

“For far too long, the story of our country’s history has been incomplete as we have failed to acknowledge, address, and come to grips with our nation’s original sin of slavery,” Markey said in a statement after the vote.

I think there’s this great original sin in the field, where people assumed that computers are somehow like human brains and if we just train them like children, they will slowly grow into these supernatural beings.

It’s crazy but it’s true, I’m still having these conversations on a basis that is more than is reasonable and it is because the discipline is haunted by the original sins of its birth.

As my friend Phil Maciak has written, “letting Brody live past the first season” was Homeland's “original sin.”

The original sin, in my view, was Gore's attempt to recount just the votes in a few heavily Democratic counties.

I do not believe in original sin—not at all—but I do put some importance on the presence of grace.

Man's enthusiasm in praise of a fellow mortal, is soon damped by the original sin of his nature—rebellious pride!

Christianity degrades and restrains humanity with the shackles of "original sin."

I humbly pray thee, most gracious Mother, obtain for me the grace to overcome the bitter results of original sin.

The invocation, "Queen conceived without the stain of original sin," was added to the Litany of Loreto.

Being preserved from original sin, she surpassed in holiness, from the first moment of her existence, all angels and men.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to original-sin, such as: carnal sin, disobedience, eating the apple, fall from grace, fall of man, and inborn tendency.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.