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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?! 1089 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 181 Poster Boy 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 168 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 167 Poster Boy 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 168 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 152 Poster Boy 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 158 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 146 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 154 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 157 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 146 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 145 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 156 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 142 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 127 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 157 Poster Boy 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 140 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 147 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 145 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 151 Poster Boy 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 199 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 154 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 165 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 197 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 166 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 146 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 143 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 158 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 151 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 180 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 174 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 191 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 138 Poster Boy 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 143 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 142 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 142 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 153 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 143 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 153 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 225 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 140 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 148 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 135 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 144 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 155 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 143 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 160 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 155 Poster Boy 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 142 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 168 Poster Boy 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 146 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 155 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 139 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 141 Poster Boy 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 149 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 177 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 181 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 177 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 162 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 151 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 133 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 144 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 131 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 152 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 153 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 136 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 134 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 188 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 157 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 211 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 174 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 217 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 142 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 151 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 136 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 141 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 155 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 125 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 174 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 132 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 188 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 131 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 131 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 140 Poster Boy 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 149 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 133 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 189 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 154 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 146 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 170 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 138 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 146 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 147 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 131 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 142 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 167 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 138 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 175 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 135 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 140 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 146 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 136 Poster Boy 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 133 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 143 Poster Boy 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 143 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 165 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 170 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 167 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 217 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 139 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 163 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 147 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 179 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 144 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 151 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 173 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 140 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 137 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 167 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 146 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 153 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 130 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 123 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 146 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 186 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 200 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 143 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 136 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 146 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 154 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 132 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 155 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 136 Poster Boy 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 149 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 158 Poster Boy 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 144 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 143 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 147 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 139 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 131 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 155 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 142 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 156 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 197 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 151 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 143 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 154 Poster Boy 31-May-18 17:35
Job 162 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 152 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 168 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 195 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 257 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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