The original sin, in my view, was Gore's attempt to recount just the votes in a few heavily Democratic counties.
I do not believe in original sin—not at all—but I do put some importance on the presence of grace.
As my friend Phil Maciak has written, “letting Brody live past the first season” was Homeland's “original sin.”
The sin of Adam and Eve, the essential event of the Fall of Man. According to the most common teaching of Christians, all descendants of Adam and Eve — that is, all people — share in this sin and are, from the time they are conceived, in a state of sin. In German, the term used is Erbsunde, meaning “inherited sin,” a more explanatory term than the English one. Jesus, through his Crucifixion and Resurrection, atoned for original sin. All who believe in Jesus and accept baptism are freed from original sin and experience salvation. (See justification by grace, through faith.)