Is Original Sin Irrelevant?

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Their initial conclusion was that the doctrine of original sin is largely irrelevant as motivation to drive them towards the person of God and the ongoing transformation of their souls before Him. As I stumbled towards a response to this point, I found myself largely speechless in terms of where to take the conversation next.  Honestly, I began to realize at that moment that an inherent sense of guilt that has carried over from original sin has rarely if ever motivated me towards growth and openness with God.  While I continue to stand by the belief that original sin is a true (even core) belief within our faith practice, I wonder if it is time to begin dialogue towards a more healthy vehicle that opens up increasingly postmodern hearts to the person and presence of God in their souls.

And thus, I now ask you: Is original sin irrelevant (particularly as a motivator) to you?  If so, why?  If not, why not?

Their initial conclusion was that the doctrine of original sin is largely irrelevant as motivation to drive them towards the person of God and the ongoing transformation of their souls before Him. As I stumbled towards a response to this point, I found myself largely speechless in terms of where to take the conversation next.  Honestly, I began to realize at that moment that an inherent sense of guilt that has carried over from original sin has rarely if ever motivated me towards growth and openness with God.  While I continue to stand by the belief that original sin is a true (even core) belief within our faith practice, I wonder if it is time to begin dialogue towards a more healthy vehicle that opens up increasingly postmodern hearts to the person and presence of God in their souls.
And thus, I now ask you: Is original sin irrelevant (particularly as a motivator) to you?  If so, why?  If not, why not?