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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?! 883 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 110 Poster Boy 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 101 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Poster Boy 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 98 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 93 Poster Boy 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 100 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 90 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 84 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 87 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 89 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 88 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 88 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 84 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 78 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 87 Poster Boy 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 83 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 90 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 85 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 88 Poster Boy 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 116 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 89 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 95 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 93 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 96 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 85 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 88 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 88 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 84 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 120 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 105 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 123 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 83 Poster Boy 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 86 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 85 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 82 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 85 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 82 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 86 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 120 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 80 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 78 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 77 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 87 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 86 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 85 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 87 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 85 Poster Boy 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 83 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 98 Poster Boy 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 88 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 89 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 79 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 86 Poster Boy 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 86 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 98 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 120 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 96 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 81 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 77 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 78 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 77 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 83 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 83 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 79 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 75 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 104 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 90 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 146 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 119 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 137 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 88 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 85 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 74 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 79 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 97 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 77 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 93 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 77 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 96 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 78 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 76 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 80 Poster Boy 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 83 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 79 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 103 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 82 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 87 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 98 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 80 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 85 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 80 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 78 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 77 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 100 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 77 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 100 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 81 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 77 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 81 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 80 Poster Boy 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 76 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 82 Poster Boy 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 78 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 113 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 115 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 107 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 139 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 87 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 92 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 89 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 100 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 77 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 79 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 94 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 80 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 77 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 92 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 78 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 86 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 77 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 71 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 77 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 104 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 81 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 78 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 82 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 68 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 82 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 75 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 88 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 84 Poster Boy 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 83 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 91 Poster Boy 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 88 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 86 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 81 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 82 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 70 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 84 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 84 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 80 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 88 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 84 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 90 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 81 Poster Boy 31-May-18 17:35
Job 96 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 97 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 102 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 127 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 147 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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