When it comes to understanding the first couple of chapters in the bible, those found in the book of Genesis, we get a figurative account of the fall of humanity. It is done so we know of a historically real event, but in a way that it could be passed on to all throughout the centuries. But, because Catholics recognize that the account is told in the form of an ancient story, many say that Catholics do not accept the Fall as recorded in Genesis 3 as a factual or historical event. But this is not true because we Catholics are more literal than they give us credit for being.
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