Critics of Original Sin: “We are not flawed human beings” – Ironically Demanding Head be Fired!

Critics of Original Sin: “We are not flawed human beings” – Ironically Demanding Head be Fired!

The headteacher atBritains strictest school” says she has faced calls for her to be fired after claiming children are born with “original sin” and must be taught how to be good.

Katharine Birbalsingh, co-founder of Michaela Community School, in Wembley sparked a Twitter storm after writing that children needed to be “habituated into choosing good over evil”. The government’s social mobility advisor claimed that Twitter mobs had “demanded my head on a platter” and called for her to be fired after making the comments.  Click here to read more and here to read about Original Sin, which is a defined teaching of the Church, binding upon us all.

Editor writes…

Note the key role of Baptism and grace in the teaching about Original Sin – it’s not enough to be taught to be “good and not bad”, but even Katharine Birbalsingh’s incomplete defence of the dogma (as it is reported) is enough to enrage the Godless Twitter Brigade, who are now looking for her head on a platter, so to speak. Hypocrisy and intolerance by the bucketful. Here’s a question, though – is there a better explanation for fallen human nature than Original Sin?  And if you don’t think human nature is flawed, well… let’s hear it.  I could use a laugh.

Comments (16)

  • editor

    Anyone who thinks humans are not flawed people, in constant need of God’s grace to do good and not evil, might like to explain the following… (WF emailed this bulletin to me, this morning, for which, thanks…)


    Numerous public sector organisations, including the Scottish and Welsh governments, have been exposed allowing Stonewall, a leading LGBT lobby group, to influence their policies.

    The Scottish Government was revealed to have removed the term ‘mother’ from its maternity policies after the charity lobbied it to replace gendered terms with ‘gender neutral equivalents’.

    The Welsh Government was found to have written to Stonewall confirming it had replaced ‘gender reassignment’ (which comes from the Equality Act) in its Equality and Diversity Policy with Stonewall’s preferred ‘gender identity’. Critics argue that this change misrepresents the Equality Act and could undermine sex-based rights.

    The revelations came in documents released following freedom of information (FoI) requests made by journalist Stephen Nolan for his BBC podcast Nolan Investigates. The documents show that Stonewall wrote to the Scottish Government last year encouraging ministers to adopt the terminology commended in its ‘inclusive policy toolkit’.
    The Scottish and Welsh governments are among the organisations paying Stonewall thousands of pounds each year to belong to its Diversity Champions scheme, under which it advises members on transgender and other issues. The charity also ranks businesses and organisations in its Workplace Equality Index. The BBC is reportedly considering leaving the Diversity Champions scheme, while Channel 4, Ofcom and the Equality and Human Rights Commission have already left. A desire to avoid a ‘perceived conflict of interest’ is among the reasons given for leaving.
    The full 10-part BBC podcast series Nolan Investigates Stonewall is worth listening to in full.

    C4M is pleased to see a growing backlash against the undue influence of both gender ideology and Stonewall in our public institutions. Taxpayers’ money should not be spent on such contentious schemes. Public bodies should return to recognising the priority of objective facts of biological sex over subjective ideas like gender identity.
    If you would like to support us financially, you can do so using the button below.

    Yours faithfully,

    Colin Hart
    Coalition for Marriage (C4M) Ends.

    I am totally outraged at the abuse of taxpayers’ money by the Scottish Government wasting it on these crackpot schemes. Does anyone seriously think that nurses and doctors and everyone else in maternity units are going to be fishing around in their minds to find an alternative word for “mother”? The sheer stupidity of Nicola Sturgeon and her idiotic colleagues beggars belief. I’m increasingly convinced that these people who go in for politics do so because they can’t cut it in the real world of work. Obtaining an academic degree is no big deal – they gave me two – so I’m increasingly convinced that they scrape through their courses and then spend as little time as possible, if any, in the workplace before heading off for a political position – that is, for an easy life where lies are truth and evil is good.

    I’ll finish this comment by saying that I miss my mother every day of my life. My mother died in 2015 and I still think of her every single day. My mother… My mother… My mother…

    October 30, 2021 at 10:39 am
  • westminsterfly

    Indeed. There couldn’t be a better reminder that we are a fallen race. But all those teachings about Original Sin, concupiscence etc, have all gone out of the window. People like to think of themselves as naturally good, and not inclined to evil, when, in fact, we all are to a greater or lesser degree. It was heartening to see that people are beginning to ditch Stonewall – even the BBC are thinking about it! Wonders will never cease . . . having said that, Stonewall has already accomplished its work at the BBC very well, when one thinks about the massively disproportionate coverage of LGBT issues that it tries to subject us to 24/7 (if you’re crazy enough to watch the BBC, that is).

    October 30, 2021 at 11:48 am
    • Margaret Mary

      Westminster Fly,

      I think that is the rub, you are right – Stonewall has accomplished its work at the BBC and probably everywhere else. Their whole philosophy is driving all the institutions in the UK.

      October 30, 2021 at 11:58 am
    • Faith of Our Fathers

      W.Fly you couldn’t have said a better phrase than that about The ROTTEN TO THE CORE BBC. One of the best things I ever done in years was Ditch the TV. But even we all know on the Internet that they slip in the 2 Dads , the Black Couple , The 2 Lesbian Mums . Then the mixed race Couple . For inclusiveness of course. As for original Sin , if it doesn’t apply to
      # Lets Go Brandon # and the Horrible Bergoglio, then why should it apply to the rest of us .

      Anyhow according to a Stonewaller I Blogged with on The Net , Homosexuals just hold hands .
      Of course I asked Him how they catch all of those Diseases with The Fancy Names and Letters,
      it’s a Mystery of course He said. Also we don’t surely need to be Catholics ( although it helps) to notice the Pure Evil in our Western Society. As for the ED saying about The Stonwallers Changing names like Mother it really is ridiculous. But then Being Ridiculous has got them to say that it’s G-Y to engage in Homosexuality and Filth in Sin That Cries out To The Heavens for Vengeance. Also again we know that it’s The Children their after with this Global Warming B.S.
      As we seen with that Terrible Prayer Service held for Mother Earth in a Glasgow Catholic Church.
      I actually listened to one of these –Glue Themselves On The Road Guys –On the 6.00 News .
      Let’s Hope their Glueing themselves to the Road the next Time their is a Celtic v Rangers Football Match . For Boy if they do, then their will be more than some skin off of The Palms of their Hands Left on the M 8 .

      The Main thing is though that out of the so called 25.000 who will be attending this Useless Global Clap Trap . Not ONE will be from China. Where of course this Garbage should be getting Held anyhow. Of course there’s no way that Communist China will have anything to do with this.
      Their too Busy Building 100s of Super Coal Fired Power Stations.
      Just a little Question to put out there. Is Nippy going to Reimburse the 100s of People who won’t get to work ,and who won’t be paid because of these Roads Closing. My Son in Law Maybe one of them . It really is Terrible now how these Eco Warriors are ruining other people’s Lives.

      October 30, 2021 at 7:25 pm
  • Lily

    Psychologists say that people are born good and their environment is what makes the difference. If you’re brought up poor, you’re less likely to be well educated and prosper. That’s a theory. I don’t think it stands up to scrutiny given the number of poor boy turned millionaire stories out there, who are in the both “good” and “bad” boy camp. If we accept God’s grace into our souls, we will live good lives, end of.

    October 30, 2021 at 11:48 am
  • Margaret Mary

    Original sin is an article of the faith. We cannot be Christians without believing in it. It’s the whole reason why we needed a saviour.

    This video shows Biden arriving at the Vatican to meet the Pope. There are tons of cars in the convoy and the whole journey takes over 6 minutes. Think of the lies they are telling about the damage cars and planes are doing to the environment and yet these world leaders are travelling to Rome and Glasgow from all over the place, with their entourages in tow. Would the psychologists say that all these liars were born good? Most of them had a silver spoon in their mouths at birth, so how come they turned into liars? If using cars and planes was really going to see the end of the world in 12 years, would they actually be doing this? Also, watch how Jill Biden watches Joe, very nervously. You never know what ridiculous thing he’ll say or do next LOL!

    October 30, 2021 at 11:56 am
    • editor

      Margaret Mary,

      Compare the Pope’s obviously genuine smiles for Biden the Bampot, with his coldness towards Donald Trump when he visited the Vatican. No comparison.

      October 30, 2021 at 2:25 pm
      • Frankier


        That`s the Pope showing Joe the only document he understands. The menu for the local chippy.

        October 31, 2021 at 10:12 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers

      M.Mary that’s the First time av seen # Lets Go Brandon # and His entourage entering Rome to meet with The Evil One, my God if anything is OTT it’s this . And ED your out of order calling Biden a Bampot and you owe Apologies to real Bampots ,surely He’s Worse than that. But the Old Saying springs to mind with these 2 and its. Birds Of A Feather Flock Together. With all that Entourage do they Really Think that the Left is going to do anything to the Bidens. The only one that Evil Joe need worry about is Kamala. As one person said ” Every Time Harris Shakes Bidens Hand She’s Feeling For A Pulse “.

      October 30, 2021 at 7:46 pm
  • westminsterfly

    I had a conversation with a woman I work with about this once. She’s an ex-Catholic – I wouldn’t called her lapsed, because she stopped practising many years ago, in her teens I think, and at about 70 years old, she believes in nothing now – she thinks all religion is rot (although I note she is more supportive of Islam than of Christianity) and she thinks that if there is a God and a Heaven, then surely it’s just sufficient to be good to get there. When I pressed her more on how she defined ‘good’, she said that as long as you didn’t harm other people, she thought that was a sufficient criteria. She said that she would never consider harming anyone else and tries to live peaceably with all, and defined herself as ‘good’ because of this. And this is someone who had a convent education.

    October 30, 2021 at 12:47 pm
    • Josephine

      Westminster Fly,

      Since she’s about 70, that means the nuns who taught her were the post-Vatican II breed so she won’t be been told about Original Sin let alone Judgment and Hell so it’s no surprise that she is to all intents and purposes an atheist.

      October 30, 2021 at 1:42 pm
    • editor


      If you recall, Daphne McLeod RIP used to talk about the damage being done in Catholic schools thanks to the heresy-strewn new catechetics back in the immediate aftermath of Vatican II. Attending a convent school meant little then – I, too, attended a convent school but the teaching I remember best was that delivered by a laywoman. And, to be fair, one lesson, too, by the then Head Teacher (a Sister of Mercy) who used the Hindu belief in millions of gods to underscore Christian teaching about the Trinity. That stayed with me and I regard it as, later, having helped me through much of the promotion of inter-faith “dialogue” along the lines of well, we all believe in the same God don’t we? THAT is how to teach “world religions” – by actually teaching Catholic apologetics.

      October 30, 2021 at 2:31 pm
  • Josephine

    Just imagine this, Nicola Sturgeon apparently seriously thinking of fostering kids when she steps down from politics – and those are kids who will never be taught about Original Sin or anything else religious, except to mock.

    Foster carers are given fees – so I hope she would refuse to be paid if she does foster.

    October 30, 2021 at 1:40 pm
    • Fidelis

      Too right those kids won’t be taught about God or Original Sin. She’s an atheist, the type who wanted her wedding in a church building, though, LOL! I’d love to know if they said the usual vows. She’s a rank hypocrite so I wouldn’t be surprised.

      October 31, 2021 at 12:08 am
  • editor

    A Timely Reminder . . . 😀

    Clocks go back one hour this weekend in UK folks. Technically, they go back on Sunday 31 October, at 2am but I think most of us put the clocks back (or forward, in Spring) before we hit the hay, so … for me and moi, clocks go back one hour tonight.

    October 30, 2021 at 2:16 pm
  • Fidelis

    I doubt if that Head will lose her job over this, but you never know. It’s a disgrace that it’s even a controversy, just speaking about Original Sin. I wonder if there would have been an outcry if she’d said psychologists (some of them, anyway) think we are born good and really evil people just happen to make the wrong choices, even if they have every privilege in the world, the best parents, good school etc.

    October 31, 2021 at 12:10 am

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