Can one truly claim originality?

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  1. cdg

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    Can one truly claim originality? Our origin is from God. God gives us all our abilities. God is Creator of all. So can one claim originality? Maybe, this is a dumb question. I dont know. If you have any light on the subject, please, grant some of it to me. Thank you. [​IMG]
     
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    Hmm, this is an interesting one. The Bible says in Genesis that Adam was created in God's image, but Adam sinned, and his children were in his image...hence the term original sin. We are born sinners from our "daddy" Adam. We are all flesh and blood, obviously, but even more importantly we are all born sinners. Regardless of being saved or not, everyone is a sinner, and that's something individuality, or originality can't get around.
    No one of us looks exactly alike, unless of course we have an identical twin, but even they have diffrences. And most of us, I would think look like our parents. Some of us even have some of the same personality traits.
    As you said, God gives us our abilities, callings, talents, likes, dislikes, preferances, so forth. I would say yes we are original. Only a holy God could take the many facets that make up each of us, and come out with a person that is so totaly and completly individual.
    God created us so perfectly to what He wanted. I can't get over it.
    This comes from a gal who is real glad there isn't another me walking around!
    ~Miss Abby
    Proverbs 31:30 KJB [​IMG]
     
  3. JonathanDT

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    If a question is honest, it is never dumb.

    In a literal sense, no, I don't think anyone can really claim originality. All "original" ideas we have are really ideas of others that we added to, fleshed out, rewrote, ect, and can ultimately be traced back to God. Take a song. Sure we might say the author created something "original," but did he really? The music probably came from bits and pieces of music that he'd heard before, certainly the way he writes it isn't original. And the lyrics are really ideas that he's gotten from his surroundings and experiences, like friends, the Bible, poems, books, ect.

    What does everyone else think?
     
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    If a question is honest, it is never dumb.

    In a literal sense, no, I don't think anyone can really claim originality. All "original" ideas we have are really ideas of others that we added to, fleshed out, rewrote, ect, and can ultimately be traced back to God. Take a song. Sure we might say the author created something "original," but did he really? The music probably came from bits and pieces of music that he'd heard before, certainly the way he writes it isn't original. And the lyrics are really ideas that he's gotten from his surroundings and experiences, like friends, the Bible, poems, books, ect.

    What does everyone else think?
     
  5. cdg

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    Jonathan,

    I agree with you.
     

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