And that is why original sin is called "sin" only in an analogical sense: it is a sin "contracted" and not "committed" -- a state and not an act.I think this is an important point. I believe it to be closer to "Inherited Sin" of our Orthodox brothers and sisters.
I like the phrase “inherited sin.”
But all the way back to Adam and Eve sometimes seems like a loooooong time ago. That’s a lot of generations of sin inheritance.