Why does a cat die? Or a petunia?
Stone age thinking has made the victim responsible for the crime.
The nature of human life is that it is a process of becoming and withering. PERIOD!
Just like every other living thing.
Religion is ignorance pretending to be something it isn't: a source of information.
Religious explanations only work on people who use words in a very shoddy and sloppy way.
In Jesus' day the state-of-the-art thinking about how a human being activates consciousness centered the source of thought in the physical HEART and not the head. The brain was thought to be a COOLING mechanism for the blood!!!
So, why do we listen to anything these ridiculously ignorant people have to say--ESPECIALLY when they are speaking metaphorically and allegorically instead of scientifically and precisely???
Keep this rule of thumb in mind: ignorant speakers, writers and philosophers speak in GENERAL terms to hide their ignorance. They resort to the mystification of languge.
INTELLIGENT speakers, writers and philosophers speak in SPECIFICS to reveal their wisdom. They use words with clarity, measurement, specificity and precision.
Who would you want writing your prescription for an important life-saving medicine, a Poet or a Scientist?
SIN is a ridiculous stone age concept. There is no such thing.
DEATH is telelogical reality.
Why does the upward flight of a thrown stone pause and reverse field only to plummet earthward?
If you say GRAVITY you will imagine you've said something intelligent. But, you haven't. You've uttered a useful word which PRETENDS to explain.
Nobody actually KNOWS what "gravity" is. They can measure its effect and accurately predict the force of it over distance. But, nobody can really explain it without resorting to storytelling and metaphor.
Why? Because human knowledge fuzzes out at a certain point and yet, the "explanation" continues by switching from a precise terminology into a poetic terminology.
SIN is cartoon thinking.