Original sin (according to most Christian Holy Churches) was the sin all children were born with because of Adam & Eve's sins against God. The Catholic Church thought Dust was the original sin, so they sought to study and ultimately destroy it.

Lord Asriel, however, took original sin to be the fact that humans can't see anything without wanting to destroy it.[1]



  1. Northern Lights, Chapter 21
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