I was musing on this human urge to refuse to admit error. We’re all mistaken from time to time. I myself am wrong somewhere about once a day or more. Yet people are willing to let other people die rather than admit error. That seems a bit extreme. I mean, brutalizing and killing other people because they’re somehow different, or to prove some bizarre ideological point – why that’s just natural and normal, but this inability to admit error?
I wonder if that wasn’t the real Original Sin – not so much the knowledge of Good and Evil, but the assumption of Divine Infallibility.