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I state firmly that I have never sinned. Even when I had been taught to believe there was a God, I was not taught that making mistakes was a sin. There was a somewhat woolly understanding that blaspheming, *taking the Lord's name in vain* - was a sin, but since our family simply were not one which swore anyway, this was not a problem.

Of course, I have made many mistakes and fortunately the human species has very successfully survived in spite of their imperfections. I am a human and humans make mistakes. I would, however, challenge anyone telling me that any of those mistakes was a sin. The word' imperfections' is a mistake too - we are obviously very well adapted to living and surviving in more than enough numbers in very many parts of the world.
the reason for the word sin to be questioned of course is that if people believe they have sinned, then the automatic assumption is that there is a God against whom this *sin* has been committed.

Do you differentiate between sin and making mistakes? If you think you have sinned against God, can you say why? Do you use the word sin about yourself? About others? Or is the word, whether verb or noun, absent from your vocabulary?

One of the reasons I ask these questions is that I have been following a very interesting topic elsewhere on Universalism, i.e. God will forgive all sins, or he won't, or he might under certain circmstances, plus the question of whether all will be *saved* whether they want to be or not!!

Susan

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Sin - do you?! 934 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 124 Poster Boy 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 115 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 111 Poster Boy 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 112 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 109 Poster Boy 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 115 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 105 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 103 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 105 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 102 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 101 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 90 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 100 Poster Boy 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 105 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 101 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 103 Poster Boy 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 139 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 105 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 110 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 123 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 109 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 97 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 103 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 102 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 98 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 136 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 120 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 143 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Poster Boy 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 101 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 98 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 97 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 100 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 96 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 100 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 144 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 95 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 92 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 92 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 101 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 101 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 101 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 100 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 98 Poster Boy 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 112 Poster Boy 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 103 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 103 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 91 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 Poster Boy 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 113 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 117 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 135 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 109 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 94 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 90 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 91 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 91 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 96 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 96 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 93 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 88 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 121 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 103 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 163 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 133 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 151 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 101 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 98 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 87 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 96 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 113 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 89 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 111 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 91 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 113 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 91 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 89 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 92 Poster Boy 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 96 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 92 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 120 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 97 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 103 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 116 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 95 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 99 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 93 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 91 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 91 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 114 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 90 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 120 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 94 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 90 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 95 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 95 Poster Boy 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 90 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 98 Poster Boy 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 91 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 126 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 128 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 120 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 154 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 101 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 111 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 103 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 117 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 90 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 93 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 114 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 93 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 91 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 112 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 93 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 103 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 91 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 82 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 90 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 123 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 110 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 91 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 95 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 94 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 96 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 88 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 103 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 98 Poster Boy 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 96 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 104 Poster Boy 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 101 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 100 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 94 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 97 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 82 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 98 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 97 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 94 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 117 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 97 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 102 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 95 Poster Boy 31-May-18 17:35
Job 111 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 112 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 117 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 143 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 180 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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