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Woodsy
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Message 6 of 185 (514851)
07-13-2009 10:45 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Blue Jay
07-13-2009 12:08 AM


Re: What is sin?
As far as I can make out, "sin", as opposed to "crime", is an invention intended to cause feelings of guilt. Since clerics claim to be able to relieve this guilt by arranging for remission of sin, and to provide for avoidance of sin by giving rules, it is clear that the invention of sin was meant to give clerics power over people.

In summary, "sin" is a con used by clerics to gain power.


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Woodsy
Member (Idle past 1763 days)
Posts: 301
From: Burlington, Canada
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Message 29 of 185 (515067)
07-15-2009 9:46 AM
Reply to: Message 27 by Thugpreacha
07-15-2009 8:32 AM


Re: On Topic Joke
Seriously, though...this whole idea that we don't need a God because we would rather do it ourselves is part of what makes sin sin.

I do not understand this statement. Please elaborate.

I would like your opinion on how the notion of sin differs from the notion of crime.

Personally, I like the Heinlein passage quoted upthread. Many of the sins listed in religions seem to me to be designed to produce fear and guilt, and therefore obedience. The rest seem obvious for people living in societies.


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Woodsy
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Message 103 of 185 (515786)
07-21-2009 7:46 AM
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07-20-2009 3:36 PM


Re: What is sin?
You might like to add one to your list: cynical-priest-and-king-invented sin. What's the score for that one?

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Woodsy
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Posts: 301
From: Burlington, Canada
Joined: 08-30-2006


Message 106 of 185 (515799)
07-21-2009 9:37 AM
Reply to: Message 105 by Blue Jay
07-21-2009 8:03 AM


Re: What is sin?
Bluejay writes:

Hi, Woodsy.

Woodsy writes:

You might like to add one to your list: cynical-priest-and-king-invented sin. What's the score for that one? You might like to add one to your list: cynical-priest-and-king-invented sin. What's the score for that one?

I'm trying to determine what sin means to Christians.

OK, I'll leave you to it. However, I would think that "cynical-priest-and-king-invented sin" would be a prominent feature of what you want to discuss.


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