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Back in college which was a long time ago. I did s study on what in U S Catholicism was a document called the Boston Catechism. As I remember sin was an intentional, I.e., knowing violation of God’s laws. Therefore sin did not include traffic violation or spelling errors. Now, they did beak sins into mortal and venial.

Well, that is what I remember and after reading it, I thought that there was a lot less sin in the world then people thought.

Just my 2 cents.
Thank you for your post. Well, at least the RC church has had one strong counter to its ideas on sinning - the Irish Republic have voted down their 8th amendment. Hooray for the people there.

The thing is, though, that believers talk of 'God's laws'. Since all the available scientific and archaeological evidence seems to point in the direction of all these being human ideas, how do people convince themselves that there is a God to make laws in the first place?!

Susan

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Sin - do you?! 915 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 119 Poster Boy 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 109 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 106 Poster Boy 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 107 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 101 Poster Boy 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 109 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 92 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 93 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 86 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Poster Boy 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 91 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 94 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Poster Boy 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 129 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 101 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 106 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 110 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 105 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 93 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 96 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 97 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 94 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 129 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 116 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 136 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 91 Poster Boy 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 95 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 94 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 92 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 95 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 91 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 96 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 133 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 89 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 86 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 87 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 94 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 95 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 94 Poster Boy 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 92 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 108 Poster Boy 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 87 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 94 Poster Boy 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 94 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 109 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 109 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 129 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 103 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 89 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 85 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 85 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 84 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 92 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 91 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 87 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 83 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 114 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 98 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 156 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 127 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 146 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 96 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 93 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 81 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 88 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 106 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 85 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 102 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 85 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 109 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 86 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 84 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 87 Poster Boy 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 92 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 88 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 114 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 91 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 97 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 107 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 88 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 93 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 88 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 85 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 85 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 107 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 85 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 111 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 89 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 84 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 88 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 89 Poster Boy 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 84 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 93 Poster Boy 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 86 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 120 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 124 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 114 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 147 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 95 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 103 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 99 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 110 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 84 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 88 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 106 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 88 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 85 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 102 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 86 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 97 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 86 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 78 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 85 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 112 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 96 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 86 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 90 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 82 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 91 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 83 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 96 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 92 Poster Boy 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 91 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 99 Poster Boy 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 97 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 95 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 89 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 90 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 77 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 92 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 93 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 89 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 103 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 92 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 96 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 90 Poster Boy 31-May-18 17:35
Job 106 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 106 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 113 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 139 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 169 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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