Okay - how many times do you find yourself using the word in your daily life, or in general conversation, I wonder?Quote
That’s a great point Gerda. A sin is something we feel guilty, or personally responsible for. Mistakes we do them all the time but don’t feel guilt or responsibility for. We correct them or simply forget them! Sin, the word seems to have originated in a religious context but it doesn’t have to be seen as religious.
I'm not so sure about that. I take responsibility for any action I take but am aware that it is I, a human, who have done the wrong, thought the unkind thought, etc. I never think of any of it as sin ... ... since I have no religious overtones at all.Quote
As long as a person does something wrong, defined by the action in its context, and feel guilt about it, then people would use the word sin.
Disagree! Secular people, humanists, atheists are usually well aware that morality dates from way, way back before Christianity. You would be very hard pushed to find a moral precept in Christianity that did not have plenty of precedents.Quote
In the Western world secular humanists retain Christian morality but without the attendant belief in the Christian God. So we still use the word sin but in a more secular way!