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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?! 1206 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 232 PB Bytes 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 221 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 223 PB Bytes 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 222 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 212 PB Bytes 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 213 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 195 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 205 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 205 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 194 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 210 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 200 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 189 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 179 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 213 PB Bytes 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 191 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 202 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 202 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 207 PB Bytes 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 263 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 206 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 216 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 247 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 214 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 193 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 192 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 210 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 204 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 233 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 246 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 189 PB Bytes 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 194 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 196 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 192 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 204 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 189 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 208 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 297 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 191 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 204 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 187 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 191 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 210 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 191 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 211 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 204 PB Bytes 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 193 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 218 PB Bytes 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 196 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 203 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 192 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 193 PB Bytes 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 208 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 253 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 236 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 227 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 212 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 206 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 185 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 197 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 190 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 200 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 215 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 191 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 183 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 240 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 210 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 266 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 230 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 272 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 195 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 204 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 181 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 198 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 214 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 181 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 220 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 184 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 246 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 182 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 178 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 196 PB Bytes 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 200 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 183 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 242 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 210 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 198 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 227 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 188 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 201 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 200 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 179 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 196 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 214 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 189 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 231 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 187 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 200 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 196 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 201 PB Bytes 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 188 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 200 PB Bytes 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 195 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 226 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 217 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 217 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 268 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 188 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 217 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 197 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 234 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 198 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 206 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 227 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 190 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 191 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 222 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 200 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 209 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 181 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 177 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 196 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 239 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 267 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 194 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 187 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 204 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 210 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 187 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 202 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 188 PB Bytes 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 197 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 209 PB Bytes 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 198 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 196 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 196 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 190 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 186 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 209 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 189 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 202 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 261 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 202 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 195 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 209 PB Bytes 31-May-18 17:35
Job 212 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 202 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 222 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 244 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 317 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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