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Back in college which was a long time ago. I did s study on what in U S Catholicism was a document called the Boston Catechism. As I remember sin was an intentional, I.e., knowing violation of God’s laws. Therefore sin did not include traffic violation or spelling errors. Now, they did beak sins into mortal and venial.

Well, that is what I remember and after reading it, I thought that there was a lot less sin in the world then people thought.

Just my 2 cents.
Thank you for your post. Well, at least the RC church has had one strong counter to its ideas on sinning - the Irish Republic have voted down their 8th amendment. Hooray for the people there.

The thing is, though, that believers talk of 'God's laws'. Since all the available scientific and archaeological evidence seems to point in the direction of all these being human ideas, how do people convince themselves that there is a God to make laws in the first place?!

Susan

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Sin - do you?! 1239 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 251 PB Bytes 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 241 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 241 PB Bytes 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 243 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 233 PB Bytes 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 233 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 213 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 226 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 225 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 211 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 234 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 210 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 199 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 232 PB Bytes 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 210 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 224 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 228 PB Bytes 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 286 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 224 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 237 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 266 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 235 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 214 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 212 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 230 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 224 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 253 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 240 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 267 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 210 PB Bytes 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 214 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 216 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 209 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 223 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 207 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 227 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 317 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 210 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 223 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 207 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 208 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 229 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 209 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 232 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 225 PB Bytes 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 211 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 236 PB Bytes 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 215 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 221 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 214 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 213 PB Bytes 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 230 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 277 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 256 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 245 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 230 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 225 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 208 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 216 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 209 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 218 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 233 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 208 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 202 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 261 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 229 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 285 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 249 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 294 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 216 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 223 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 198 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 216 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 234 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 204 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 238 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 205 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 265 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 202 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 196 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 215 PB Bytes 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 219 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 204 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 263 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 229 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 216 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 247 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 208 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 221 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 220 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 198 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 214 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 233 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 206 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 254 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 208 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 222 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 215 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 221 PB Bytes 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 206 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 218 PB Bytes 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 216 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 246 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 236 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 234 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 286 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 207 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 242 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 218 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 254 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 218 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 225 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 249 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 208 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 209 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 245 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 220 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 229 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 202 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 198 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 214 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 258 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 292 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 214 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 207 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 229 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 231 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 206 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 222 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 209 PB Bytes 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 216 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 229 PB Bytes 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 219 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 216 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 216 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 208 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 205 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 228 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 208 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 222 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 291 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 221 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 216 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 235 PB Bytes 31-May-18 17:35
Job 232 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 221 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 243 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 260 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 337 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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