Interesting point - however , I think Nolondil's point about the etymology of the word explains that.Quote
What about 'sin' prior to the churches' declaration of such a concept.
That is mis-representing me somewhat - I used the word mistake to start with but have since made it clear that all wrong-doing can be put on a scale of least harmful to maximum harmful.Quote
Susan's extreme point is that the serial murderer, who plots ways to kill hurt and maim, is just making a "mistake" which can't be sin. Rather simplistic, don't you think?