It’s Adam’s fault, he made me do it!
“Just as sin came into the world through one man, and death came through sin, and so death spread to all because all have sinned” (Rom 5:12).Here, “sin” refers to the dreadful power that has gripped humanity which in revolting the Creator, has now engaged in the exaltation of its own desires and interests. “The stain has expanded wider and wider embracing the three branches of man: the flesh more and more vicious and consequently weak and diseased, the morals prouder and prouder and thus corrupted, the spirit more and more sceptical and thus more and more idolatrous” (Maria Valtorta: The Poem of the Man-God). But no one can deny his/her culpability because inasmuch as Satan is free to tempt, man is free to choose. Though no one is exempted from temptation, sinners are only those who want to be such and do not ask God for help.