Agreed. I would, if I was referring to such an act, say, in a suitably condemnatory tone, something like, 'That was a horrible/disgraceful/very nasty/choice of adjective thing to do. I think, since the word sin has less currency these days as far as I am aware, that would emphasise the wrongness of it more than the word sin.Quote
I was just thinking that a sin could be where you do something deliberately and horrible towards another human or animal too. That is hardly a mistake.
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Whether a god or spirits are watching you doing it would be irrelevant. What would be the consequences for you, if any, is also not relevant.
So, yes, I still reckon we have a need for the word sin, and not to be joked with, like, "it is a sin not to try this new whatever". You have heard people saying these things.
Do you find yourself using the word sin when talking about bad things that have been done, or are mentioned on the news, etc?