This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: The Christian belief of “original sin” teaches that children are both selfish natured and must be reborn. Therefore a parent whom believes in “original sin” would interact with their child in a strict manner. The child would have set rules to keep them in-line, and out of trouble. The parent would continue and try to keep all outside evil influences out of their child’s life, as much as they possibly can. The parent would also react to any good doings, as selfish acts; while making their child think that nothing he/ she ever does is good enough. The 18 th century Philosopher Jean- Jacques Rousseau believed in “innate goodness”. Rousseau agrees with the “original sin” idea of interaction between internal and external forces, but claimed that all human beings learn from their experiences. Thus a parent who believed in “innate goodness” would interact differently with their child, than one who believed in “original sin”. The “innate goodness” parent would teach their child “goodness”, while leaving the child’s sin”....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course EDPS 325 taught by Professor Gould during the Fall '07 term at Eastern Michigan University.
- Fall '07