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I hope I made it clear that all errors, mistakes, things done wrong either deliberately or accidentally, can be placed - metaphorically of course - on a line ranging from the very, very worst of crimes to the very lightest of mistakes.

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On your metaphorical line, what is the difference between a crime and a mistake? Where is the demarcation separating a crime from a mistake lie? If there is a distinction to be be made between a crime and a mistake, what would you personally consider differentiates a crime from a sin (or for that matter, is there any distinction to be made between a deliberate mistake from a premeditated misdeed? Could or would either be considered/classified as a crime? Is it possible (however implausible it may seem) that a mistake might still be classified as a crime, to oneself even if not to another? Which would be most worse (an accidental crime or a deliberate wrong)?

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What do you think is the difference between calling something a sin or not calling it a sin?

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Definition. Recognition (cognizance, discernment). Honesty with/to self.

Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
Romans 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
Romans 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Romans 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
Romans 2:15 Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

This appears to define 'sin' and 'breaking the law' as one and the same thing, making no distinction between crime, error, or mistake.

In today's terminology this would be applicable to the aphorism law students learn in their very first weeks of criminal law: Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

Whether Susan agrees or disagrees would make no difference in a court of law in the U.S. for the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) both recognizes and has upheld this maxim.
('https://blogs.findlaw.com/decided/2010/04/ussc-ignorance-of-the-law-is-no-excuse.html')

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Sin - do you?! 1248 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 256 PB Bytes 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 246 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 247 PB Bytes 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 249 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 238 PB Bytes 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 239 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 219 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 231 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 230 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 216 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 240 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 225 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 215 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 204 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 237 PB Bytes 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 215 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 229 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 226 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 235 PB Bytes 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 293 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 229 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 243 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 270 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 240 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 219 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 218 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 235 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 229 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 258 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 245 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 272 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 216 PB Bytes 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 221 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 215 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 229 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 212 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 232 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 323 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 215 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 229 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 211 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 213 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 233 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 214 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 237 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 230 PB Bytes 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 217 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 241 PB Bytes 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 227 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 218 PB Bytes 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 235 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 283 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 262 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 251 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 236 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 232 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 214 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 222 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 215 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 223 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 239 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 214 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 208 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 267 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 235 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 291 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 255 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 300 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 222 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 228 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 203 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 222 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 239 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 209 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 243 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 212 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 271 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 207 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 202 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 221 PB Bytes 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 224 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 209 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 270 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 234 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 221 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 253 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 213 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 226 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 226 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 204 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 220 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 239 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 212 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 260 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 214 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 227 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 221 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 227 PB Bytes 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 212 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 223 PB Bytes 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 221 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 251 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 241 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 240 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 292 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 213 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 247 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 223 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 260 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 224 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 230 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 254 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 214 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 215 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 250 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 227 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 235 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 207 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 204 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 219 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 263 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 298 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 219 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 213 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 234 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 237 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 211 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 227 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 214 PB Bytes 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 221 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 234 PB Bytes 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 225 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 221 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 221 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 213 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 210 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 233 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 213 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 227 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 298 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 226 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 221 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 240 PB Bytes 31-May-18 17:35
Job 237 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 226 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 249 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 265 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 343 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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