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I hope I made it clear that all errors, mistakes, things done wrong either deliberately or accidentally, can be placed - metaphorically of course - on a line ranging from the very, very worst of crimes to the very lightest of mistakes.

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On your metaphorical line, what is the difference between a crime and a mistake? Where is the demarcation separating a crime from a mistake lie? If there is a distinction to be be made between a crime and a mistake, what would you personally consider differentiates a crime from a sin (or for that matter, is there any distinction to be made between a deliberate mistake from a premeditated misdeed? Could or would either be considered/classified as a crime? Is it possible (however implausible it may seem) that a mistake might still be classified as a crime, to oneself even if not to another? Which would be most worse (an accidental crime or a deliberate wrong)?

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What do you think is the difference between calling something a sin or not calling it a sin?

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Definition. Recognition (cognizance, discernment). Honesty with/to self.

Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
Romans 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
Romans 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Romans 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
Romans 2:15 Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

This appears to define 'sin' and 'breaking the law' as one and the same thing, making no distinction between crime, error, or mistake.

In today's terminology this would be applicable to the aphorism law students learn in their very first weeks of criminal law: Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

Whether Susan agrees or disagrees would make no difference in a court of law in the U.S. for the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) both recognizes and has upheld this maxim.
('https://blogs.findlaw.com/decided/2010/04/ussc-ignorance-of-the-law-is-no-excuse.html')

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Sin - do you?! 1036 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 155 Poster Boy 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 144 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 140 Poster Boy 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 143 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 137 Poster Boy 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 144 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 131 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 129 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 131 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 133 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 131 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 129 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 126 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 115 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 128 Poster Boy 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 125 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 135 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 129 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 135 Poster Boy 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 172 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 131 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 140 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 172 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 137 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 120 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 130 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 130 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 127 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 166 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 149 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 178 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 124 Poster Boy 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 128 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 129 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 124 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 128 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 130 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 129 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 191 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 123 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 120 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 120 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 130 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 128 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 130 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 132 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 129 Poster Boy 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 126 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 141 Poster Boy 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 131 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 128 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 116 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 126 Poster Boy 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 124 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 141 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 152 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 161 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 133 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 120 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 116 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 116 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 116 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 126 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 126 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 123 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 120 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 157 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 131 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 198 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 158 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 190 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 129 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 124 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 110 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 125 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 141 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 112 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 147 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 118 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 154 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 116 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 115 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 115 Poster Boy 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 124 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 119 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 157 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 125 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 130 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 151 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 123 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 130 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 122 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 118 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 116 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 147 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 115 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 159 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 121 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 114 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 119 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 123 Poster Boy 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 120 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 127 Poster Boy 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 117 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 151 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 156 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 149 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 190 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 127 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 140 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 132 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 150 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 115 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 122 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 149 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 123 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 120 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 149 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 120 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 139 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 118 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 101 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 116 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 157 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 161 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 116 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 123 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 133 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 127 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 116 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 127 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 124 Poster Boy 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 122 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 132 Poster Boy 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 129 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 127 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 119 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 126 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 104 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 126 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 127 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 124 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 165 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 121 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 128 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 124 Poster Boy 31-May-18 17:35
Job 137 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 138 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 145 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 169 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 233 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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