Guest minister Rev. Edmund Robinson shares: “Some of us some of the time find ourselves striving to eliminate all flaws of character, cracks in the enamel, anything less than perfection. But there are many scales in which perfection is meaningless or unattainable. Theologically the doctrine of Original Sin postulates that we lived in a state of perfection before Adam and Eve disobeyed the commandment about what fruits could be eaten. Most Unitarians, Universalists and Unitarian Universalists have rejected the doctrine of Original Sin.”
The Rev. Edmund Robinson had a 20-year career as a criminal and civil rights attorney before becoming a UU Minister. He received his M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and was ordained in 1999. He has served churches in New York and Massachusetts and now serves First Parish in Hingham (also known as Old Ship).