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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?! 1129 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 194 PB Bytes 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 182 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 181 PB Bytes 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 182 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 165 PB Bytes 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 173 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 159 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 166 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 170 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 160 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 158 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 168 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 156 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 140 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 171 PB Bytes 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 152 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 162 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 169 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 165 PB Bytes 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 168 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 181 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 209 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 177 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 157 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 156 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 169 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 164 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 194 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 187 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 205 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 150 PB Bytes 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 157 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 157 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 157 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 167 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 156 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 168 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 243 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 156 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 162 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 150 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 158 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 169 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 156 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 173 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 170 PB Bytes 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 156 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 180 PB Bytes 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 162 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 168 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 150 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 156 PB Bytes 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 164 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 206 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 198 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 191 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 175 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 164 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 145 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 157 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 152 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 165 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 170 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 152 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 149 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 202 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 173 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 225 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 189 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 232 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 155 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 165 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 149 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 159 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 176 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 138 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 185 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 144 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 203 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 143 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 144 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 154 PB Bytes 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 163 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 146 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 205 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 167 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 160 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 185 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 153 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 160 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 161 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 145 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 154 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 181 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 151 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 187 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 149 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 152 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 159 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 154 PB Bytes 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 150 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 161 PB Bytes 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 156 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 178 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 183 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 181 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 231 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 153 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 178 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 159 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 193 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 157 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 165 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 189 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 155 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 153 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 180 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 160 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 170 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 144 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 134 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 159 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 202 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 219 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 156 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 149 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 157 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 167 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 147 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 167 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 150 PB Bytes 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 162 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 169 PB Bytes 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 160 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 157 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 159 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 155 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 142 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 168 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 155 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 170 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 212 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 163 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 158 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 168 PB Bytes 31-May-18 17:35
Job 174 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 164 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 181 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 207 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 274 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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