Overview: Original sin is a concept that is found in many of the original religions and folk religions. It is the sin of the first that is passed down through all of the generations to this time and to the end of time. Original sin, in this day and age, has been challenged by the idea of sins for all time to the sins of the individual. We all understand that we cannot be responsible for the sins of our parents and our ancestors. We need to focus on the sins that we have in the here and now. The sins of the individual are the most important ones we can have.