The amazing parable of Adam and Eve spoke in metaphor of the coming to life of the human conscience after the birth of the human.  That process is seen, every day and in every human.

So many people are uneasy about the concept of Original Sin.  But it is only the capacity that we attain as adults to commit evil.  Who among us is without that?

And the first bite of the apple meant nothing.  It was the second bite that got us thrown out of the garden.  Once we knew what evil was, and chose it anyway, our ancestors were done for….