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The semitic Moon god has nothing to do with the English word 'sin'. This was chosen to translate the Greek word 'hamartia' which means more-or-less 'missing the mark' and so by association 'error'. The first translation of the Bible by William Tyndale used 'trespass' and that's why many traditional worship services (such as the Lord's Prayer) still use 'tresspass' instead of 'sin' -- the popular tradition has preserved the earlier translation. (The actual word 'sin' or 'synn' in Old English is actually rather obscure.

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The English word sin derives from Old English synn. The same root appears in several other Germanic languages, e.g. Old Norse synd, or German S√ľnde. The word may derive, ultimately, from *es-, one of the Indo-European roots that meant "to be," and is a present participle, "being." Latin, also has an old present participle of esse in the word sons, sont-, which came to mean "guilty" in Latin. The root meaning would appear to be, "it is true;" that is, "the charge has been proven." The Greek word hamartia is often translated as sin in the New Testament; it means "to miss the mark" or "to miss the target".



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Like ancient Rome, we today are once more importing every form of exotic superstition in the hope of finding the right remedy for our sickness.
-- C. G. Jung
Richard Wilhelm: In Memoriam (1930), CW 15: pg. 60

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Pandora's Box 525 AngelaSD 16-May-05 23:23
Re: Pandora's Box 333 Joyeuse 17-May-05 01:32
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Re: Pandora's Box 253 AngelaSD 17-May-05 02:11
Re: Pandora's Box 274 David L 17-May-05 02:18
Re: Pandora's Box 271 SunSword 17-May-05 14:14
Re: Pandora's Box 258 David L 17-May-05 16:06
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Re: Pandora's Box 246 IanG 25-May-05 09:02
Re: Pandora's Box 333 Farseeker 17-May-05 16:34
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Re: Pandora's Box 295 Farseeker 17-May-05 17:12
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Re: Pandora's Box 276 AngelaSD 17-May-05 18:10
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Re: Pandora's Box 284 Joyeuse 18-May-05 01:10
Re: Pandora's Box 236 Farseeker 18-May-05 14:17
Re: Pandora's Box 326 Farseeker 17-May-05 16:25
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 887 Joyeuse 18-May-05 13:17
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 315 debraregypt 18-May-05 13:28
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 402 Farseeker 18-May-05 14:36
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 283 debraregypt 18-May-05 16:34
what is sin...take a look! 303 debraregypt 19-May-05 03:12
Re: what is sin...take a look! 273 Nolondil 19-May-05 20:26
Re: what is sin...take a look! 226 debraregypt 20-May-05 01:01
another story twisted is the name of Jesus 297 Joyeuse 18-May-05 20:55
Re: another story twisted is the name of Jesus 263 debraregypt 18-May-05 23:03
Re: another story twisted is the name of Jesus 289 Joyeuse 19-May-05 00:07
actually read this as it is exactly like you said (long but worth it) :-) 884 Joyeuse 19-May-05 09:01
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 368 IanG 28-May-05 17:55
Attention all posters 324 Richard Fusniak 28-May-05 21:54
Re: Pandora's Box 356 Eddie Larry 19-May-05 02:50
Re: Pandora's Box 261 Joyeuse 19-May-05 09:06
Re: Pandora's Box 228 AngelaSD 21-May-05 02:20
Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 766 Joyeuse 21-May-05 03:09
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 364 Eddie Larry 25-May-05 03:56
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 292 Joyeuse 25-May-05 16:00
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 244 David L 25-May-05 04:25
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 339 Joyeuse 25-May-05 16:04
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 275 David L 25-May-05 16:37
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 256 JamesH 25-May-05 19:08
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 268 AngelaSD 26-May-05 03:19
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 304 JamesH 26-May-05 05:28
The one whom we love 302 JamesH 26-May-05 05:52
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 300 AngelaSD 26-May-05 03:06
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 311 David L 26-May-05 05:18
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 305 JamesH 26-May-05 06:07
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 230 David L 26-May-05 16:43
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