From this link, it is said that a newly born baby in relation to sin enumerated by Augustine of Hippo is [not able not to sin] (non posse non peccare).
What I thought from that [not able no to sin] sentence is :
- X. a newly born baby doesn't have an ability to choose the right thing completely. So, the next time if this baby still live and grown up (say, his/her age from 5 to 20) - this person will NEVER be able to obey his/her parents as it's been told "Honor your father and your mother" from one of the 10 Commandments. In other words, there is not even one at a time where this person obey his/her parents. Because if there is - then that means this person is able not to sin.
But my Catholic friend say that X is not correct. He said the correct one is :
- Y. [not able not to sin] means something like an inclination. After the baby grown up, he/she will be more inclined to disobey the parents then to obey. So, the frequency she/he disobeyed the parents is much more than she/he obeyed the parents
My friend told me, that's what Catholic point of view from Augustine's [not able not to sin] teaching.
I don't understand how come the correct one is like that. Because to me, if it is the correct one - then logically this person still has the ability not to sin. This person still can choose between to obey -or- not to obey the parents. And obeying the parents, fulfilled that one of the 10 Commandments.
That's why I'm asking here, what does it really mean [not able not to sin] according to Augustine himself actually ? X or Y ?