Miss Chicken wrote:
Maybe it is because if mankind evolved from earlier beings there can't be an orginal sin? I am not sure how original sin could be explained without Adam and Eve.
Hm, good point. The basic notion is that humans betrayed God in some way or another. It doesn't have to be specifically Adam and Eve, two humans directly created by God, and it doesn't have to be about an Apple. God could have as well seen that humans developed on Earth, "adopted" them because he liked them, and then they somehow betrayed him.
But I have fundamental problems with the idea of Original Sin anyways, but that's probably for another thread.