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Blue Jay
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07-13-2009 12:08 AM

What is sin?
Within the Mormon religion, sin is generally believed to be an actual part of the function of the universe. God’s laws do not define what constitutes sin, but were designed by God to reflect what actually prevents us from being pure and holy.
For instance, committing adultery does not simply break an arbitrary rule that God set up, but it actually corrupts you and prevents you from achieving your purpose of becoming pure. Because it would prevent you from becoming pure, God forbade us from doing it.
However, it has come to my attention that many atheists seem to view the Christian concept of sin as simply the contravention of an arbitrary set of rules that God established as pre-requisites for joining His exclusive club.
I think they are actually right about the mainstream Christian views of sin. Logically, if God created all of reality, then He also determined what would cause us to be unworthy to enter Heaven. So, He set it up to match His specifications from the beginning.
So, am I right? What is sin?
Edited by Bluejay, : Sorry about that: I decided to change my title, and I pushed "enter," which caused me to submit the thread.
Edited by Bluejay, : Tweaking.

-Bluejay (a.k.a. Mantis, Thylacosmilus)
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