Yes - I had been following the long discussion elsewhere about whether God does or does not forgive all, whether they believe in God or not, and thought I would ask a question here, starting from my atheist point of view instead of a believer's!Quote
No Susan, I hardly ever use the word sin. You brought it up!
I think I am probably right in thinking that the word sin with its many implications has slipped well down on any list of commonly used words.
I think I agree with you here, especially since the word 'sin', however much less it is employed nowadays, has very strong associations with the idea of a God and faith beliefs..Quote
Today's' news have stories of financial institutions that have caused ordinary people to lose everything, by giving them loans they could not repay. That some people are not more careful with their money is besides the point. Not everybody have common sense, and can therefore be taken advantage of.
Would I call these financiers sinners? Not really, I have much more salty words for them!
Whether a man of significance said that 2,000 years ago or not, it has probably been a common human complaint since before money was invented! It is saddening to hear so many programmes about people who have got themselves into enormous debt - often because they seem to have thought they have a right to have all the things others have and appear not to have done any serious thinking about the consequences.Quote
But I believe Jesus put money lenders and sinners in the same box!