For a start, I did not set up ‘goal posts’, as that would be to stultify a discussion before it begins.Quote
Okay, you've shifted the goal posts in mid-game, as we say
sometimes in sports.
As this is a discussion, it would not help to determine and state where it must go. I started with some questions and I hope that, while the general theme wil be adhered to, plenty of different ideas will be brought forward so that we can enjoy the exchange and maybe learn something we didn’t know before.Quote
That's fine, but where are you going with this thread. What was you’re intention, other than to have a chat?
I don’t ‘object’ to the word sin – it is a part of the English language and is a normal word, even though it is in much less current use. I am, however interested in hearing where people think a wrong-doing must or can be labelled as sin and why.Quote
It sounds as if your objection is others' use of the word
'sin' vs something else, 'mistakes' or a worse term, if the
violation warrants such a label. If your objection is to the
word 'sin', then aren't you really just projecting your
secular philosophy here, picking another subject that will
predictably lead to the same (secular specific) conclusion?
That it is very interesting to learn how words change in spelling and sound an, inevitably perhaps, in meaning.Quote
To Nolondil's point, as you describe it here. I still find it
lacking. Frankly, I am in very firm agreement with the idea
of transgressions, or many of them, evolving from 'missing the
target' to excessive guilt. No dispute there, but to describe
the worst of humanity's premeditated acts as 'missing the
target' which later became distorted as 'sin', overlooks a lot.
Susan, what's you're take on how those worst behaviors relate
to Nolondil's discussion on the etymology of 'sin'?
Also – this isn’t a sort of test with right or wrong answers”