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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 577 AngelaSD 16-May-05 23:23
Re: Pandora's Box 361 Joyeuse 17-May-05 01:32
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Re: Pandora's Box 275 AngelaSD 17-May-05 02:11
Re: Pandora's Box 302 David L 17-May-05 02:18
Re: Pandora's Box 296 SunSword 17-May-05 14:14
Re: Pandora's Box 281 David L 17-May-05 16:06
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Re: Pandora's Box 281 IanG 25-May-05 09:02
Re: Pandora's Box 357 Farseeker 17-May-05 16:34
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Re: Pandora's Box 317 Farseeker 17-May-05 17:12
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Re: Pandora's Box 298 AngelaSD 17-May-05 18:10
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Re: Pandora's Box 306 Joyeuse 18-May-05 01:10
Re: Pandora's Box 256 Farseeker 18-May-05 14:17
Re: Pandora's Box 347 Farseeker 17-May-05 16:25
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 950 Joyeuse 18-May-05 13:17
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 336 debraregypt 18-May-05 13:28
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 472 Farseeker 18-May-05 14:36
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 305 debraregypt 18-May-05 16:34
what is sin...take a look! 326 debraregypt 19-May-05 03:12
Re: what is sin...take a look! 295 Nolondil 19-May-05 20:26
Re: what is sin...take a look! 245 debraregypt 20-May-05 01:01
another story twisted is the name of Jesus 331 Joyeuse 18-May-05 20:55
Re: another story twisted is the name of Jesus 287 debraregypt 18-May-05 23:03
Re: another story twisted is the name of Jesus 316 Joyeuse 19-May-05 00:07
actually read this as it is exactly like you said (long but worth it) :-) 1010 Joyeuse 19-May-05 09:01
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 391 IanG 28-May-05 17:55
Attention all posters 345 Richard Fusniak 28-May-05 21:54
Re: Pandora's Box 379 Eddie Larry 19-May-05 02:50
Re: Pandora's Box 300 Joyeuse 19-May-05 09:06
Re: Pandora's Box 246 AngelaSD 21-May-05 02:20
Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 815 Joyeuse 21-May-05 03:09
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 393 Eddie Larry 25-May-05 03:56
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 315 Joyeuse 25-May-05 16:00
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Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 363 Joyeuse 25-May-05 16:04
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 306 David L 25-May-05 16:37
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 277 JamesH 25-May-05 19:08
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 297 AngelaSD 26-May-05 03:19
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 325 JamesH 26-May-05 05:28
The one whom we love 331 JamesH 26-May-05 05:52
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 321 AngelaSD 26-May-05 03:06
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 334 David L 26-May-05 05:18
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 326 JamesH 26-May-05 06:07
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 252 David L 26-May-05 16:43
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