(Versión en castellano)

Original Sin

Depending on the context, a same idea can suggest different, even opposed, meanings.  As soon as an argument came out of your mouth, it already has as many interpretations as people around heard it, and this is exactly why to discuss has sense, only those who are not even willing to listen cut short an argument saying “we think different” and appeal to “tolerance.”

That the protagonist of my novels, Roquesor, declared himself “superior to God” made me lose the sympathy of many, even good friends.  In the context of my novel, my aim was to criticize some aspects of Catholicism, paraphrasing Nietzsche it was a way of saying my character was “beyond good and evil,” of course this clarification will serve little in front of those who judged me pedantic for writing that (they also overlooked it was about a fictional character,) what is more, now that I mentioned Nietzsche they'll also assume I'm a neo-nazi.  That's how fascists minds work, or rather how they fail to work, because someone able to analyze realizes that unlike Nietzsche's superman, Hitler's master race wasn't a philosophical idea but a religious one, that curiously had one point in common with Catholicism and Judaism, the mother of all fallacies: good and evil.  We know very well how this approach pretend to solve problems: to eliminate illness to be healthful, to eliminate meat for a healthy diet, to eliminate forests to end wildfires, to eliminate Jews to get a perfect world.  You eliminate the bad and only the good remains, it sounds logical, doesn't it?  Long ago someone already noticed this human mind bug, and tried to patch it up by creating the Yin and Yang idea, great contribution that served humanity to create funny logotypes.  Only in the world as it's conceived and distorted by men good and evil exist, in nature what is waste for one species for the other is a necessity.  Nature regulates itself, maintains itself, it makes everything coexist in perfect balance, without a doubt nature “is” paradise.  Or rather, it used to be.  I'll finish my speech with an example of what I posed at the beginning; the idea I had used for criticizing Catholicism is, in this new context, useful for praising it: if I had to find a mundane, practical meaning to “original sin” I'd say men bit the forbidden fruit when they began to consider themselves superior to nature, in other words, superior to God.