Is there original sin? Is humanity damned from the beginning? Is a man born guilty? Discuss original sin. Me, I personally detest the concept of original sin. I do not accept any guilt which I have not earned. And I certainly won't accept the guilt for what a man a woman who's existence is even questioned supposedly did in a garden. If original sin exists, if guilt is passed like genes from father to son, then the descendants of slave owners share the guilt of their slave owning forefathers. The baby resulting from rape is as guilty as the rapist father.