I know: Many of y’all think I overstate Christianity’s indispensable metaphysical claim, the case for needing salvation — you’re no damn good.
Would you believe it if you heard it from a bona fide Baptist Holy Man?
At the end of the post, Noble decides that perhaps he isn’t an utterly worthless piece of … you know. Ho-hum. Any pastor who went to a serious-minded seminary knows perfectly well that the Adam and Eve story is nothing but gaudy nonsense that’s useful for exploiting the insecure. No Adam and Eve —> No Fall —> No such thing as Original Sin —> No need for salvation. If you think you’re innately no damn good, that’s nothing but your private psychological problem; it is not an objective metaphysical fact of reality.