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18 October 2017

Every human heart Premium

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I fear that Tina Beattie (“Every human heart”, 14 October) draws her language from the myth of Original Sin. From an evolutionary point of view, desire is a survival mechanism and not a sign that we are fundamentally disordered by nature.  Words like disorientation, concupiscence, lust and wounded are straight out of the St Augustine lexicon.


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