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Hello Gerda

Firstly, none of us is a sinner.

Sin is a Judeo-Christian doctrine, made up by early theologians and a concept adopted by some other later Abrahamic religions such as Islam. There is absolutely no justification for choosing this relatively recent religion, its beliefs and traditions and posing a question through its narrow lens though it is perfectly understandable why you have done. You only ask this question because of the place on Earth and time in history into which you have been born and raised.

Had you been born into a culture where Zen Buddhism is practised, where the concept of sin does not exist (though there are five crimes a person is advised never to commit), such a thought may never have entered your head.

Had you been born in Ancient Greece 3,000 years ago you might have couched your ideas in terms of morality - but not sin.

Had you been born in Ancient Egypt 1,500 BCE where acts were discussed in terms of wickedness or cruelty, you would have expressed your question in terms of a violation of law - but not sin.

It is only because you are born into a part of the world where this idea has been promulgated for two millennia that you think to pose such a question.

Matt

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Why are we all sinners? 729 greengirl5 05-Jul-20 09:11
Re: Why are we all sinners? 142 Naveen 05-Jul-20 11:50
Re: Why are we all sinners? 139 Susan Doris 05-Jul-20 13:05
Re: Why are we all sinners? 137 Itatw70s 05-Jul-20 20:46
Light, life, love 119 greengirl5 05-Jul-20 22:39
Re: Light, life, love 118 Itatw70s 05-Jul-20 23:16
Sinners? 121 grangram 06-Jul-20 06:07
Re: Why are we all sinners? 112 Itatw70s 17-Jul-20 00:15
The snake told the Truth 120 Eddie Larry 05-Jul-20 13:58
Re: The snake told the Truth 111 greengirl5 05-Jul-20 14:50
Re: Why are we all sinners? 114 drrayeye 05-Jul-20 14:32
Re: Why are we all sinners? 112 greengirl5 05-Jul-20 15:05
Re: Why are we all sinners? 117 drrayeye 05-Jul-20 16:09
Re: Why are we all sinners? 128 greengirl5 05-Jul-20 22:32
Re: Why are we all sinners? 118 Susan Doris 06-Jul-20 05:40
Re: Why are we all sinners? 106 greengirl5 06-Jul-20 07:05
Re: Why are we all sinners? 133 Susan Doris 06-Jul-20 09:48
Abstract analyses vs. individual reality 108 drrayeye 06-Jul-20 20:23
Re: Abstract analyses vs. individual reality 110 Susan Doris 06-Jul-20 23:06
Your question 110 drrayeye 07-Jul-20 05:09
Re: Your question 115 Susan Doris 07-Jul-20 05:45
Re: Your question 109 Eddie Larry 24-Jul-20 00:29
Re: Your question 103 Susan Doris 24-Jul-20 04:58
Many variants 100 greengirl5 24-Jul-20 08:46
[quote]Why do most people think it is wrong to steal? Probably because they can imagine how annoyed and inconvenienced they would be if they got burgled. [/quote]If survival is at stake, and food supply is scarce, then taking, if they can, the food anothe 112 Susan Doris 24-Jul-20 12:50
Re: [quote]Why do most people think it is wrong to steal? Probably because they can imagine how annoyed and inconvenienced they would be if they got burgled. [/quote]If survival is at stake, and food supply is scarce, then taking, if they can, the food an 105 Itatw70s 25-Jul-20 22:14
IF food were scarce then we weigh in as survival of the fittest. We are not so noble if we don't have food, the basic neccessity. 78 Itatw70s 04-Sep-20 18:49
Re: IF food were scarce then we weigh in as survival of the fittest. We are not so noble if we don't have food, the basic neccessity. 83 Susan Doris 05-Sep-20 04:55
Re: [quote]Why do most people think it is wrong to steal? Probably because they can imagine how annoyed and inconvenienced they would be if they got burgled. [/quote]If survival is at stake, and food supply is scarce, then taking, if they can, the food an 81 Itatw70s 05-Sep-20 14:40
Re: Your question 105 Eddie Larry 24-Jul-20 15:40
Re: Your question 114 Itatw70s 25-Jul-20 22:23
Re: Your question 85 Eddie Larry 03-Sep-20 23:07
Re: Your question 98 Itatw70s 25-Jul-20 22:08
Wrong-doing 111 greengirl5 06-Jul-20 21:55
Re: Wrong-doing 114 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-20 22:27
Re: Wrong-doing 118 Susan Doris 06-Jul-20 23:25
Re: Wrong-doing 129 greengirl5 07-Jul-20 06:30
Re: Why are we all sinners? 135 Susan Doris 05-Jul-20 17:05
What difference does it make? 123 drrayeye 06-Jul-20 01:14
Re: What difference does it make? 106 Susan Doris 06-Jul-20 05:49
Re: Why are we all sinners? 96 Itatw70s 20-Jul-20 17:59
Re: Why are we all sinners? 121 PB Bytes 05-Jul-20 16:36
Re: Why are we all sinners? 108 Eddie Larry 05-Jul-20 18:07
Re: Why are we all sinners? 113 PB Bytes 05-Jul-20 18:17
Re: Why are we all sinners? 116 Eddie Larry 05-Jul-20 18:21
Re: Why are we all sinners? 112 greengirl5 05-Jul-20 23:18
Re: Why are we all sinners? 111 Eddie Larry 05-Jul-20 23:57
Re: Why are we all sinners? 109 greengirl5 06-Jul-20 02:56
Re: Why are we all sinners? 111 Susan Doris 06-Jul-20 07:27
Re: Why are we all sinners? 108 greengirl5 06-Jul-20 22:41
Re: Why are we all sinners? 132 eyeofhorus33 14-Jul-20 06:56
Re: Why are we all sinners? 108 PB Bytes 19-Jul-20 16:18
G. F. Handel would Disagree 108 drrayeye 19-Jul-20 22:02
Re: G. F. Handel would Disagree 109 PB Bytes 19-Jul-20 22:36
Modern update 109 drrayeye 20-Jul-20 03:26
Modern junk....... 83 Itatw70s 04-Sep-20 23:18
Re: Why are we all sinners? 105 Susan Doris 20-Jul-20 04:57
I know why we are all sinners! 108 greengirl5 20-Jul-20 10:04
Re: I know why we are all sinners! 107 Itatw70s 20-Jul-20 18:37
Re: Why are we all sinners? 71 Itatw70s 05-Sep-20 18:49
Re: Why are we all sinners? 124 eli stills 12-Jul-20 22:05
Re: Why are we all sinners? 136 eyeofhorus33 14-Jul-20 06:52
Re: Why are we all sinners? 110 Susan Doris 14-Jul-20 08:11
Re: Why are we all sinners? 110 grangram 14-Jul-20 09:44
Re: Why are we all sinners? 113 Susan Doris 14-Jul-20 09:50
Re: Why are we all sinners? 107 Eddie Larry 14-Jul-20 14:26
Re: Why are we all sinners? 113 PB Bytes 14-Jul-20 14:29
Re: Why are we all sinners? 118 Susan Doris 14-Jul-20 15:28
Re: Why are we all sinners? 122 PB Bytes 14-Jul-20 16:31
Re: Why are we all sinners? 129 eyeofhorus33 16-Jul-20 10:05
Re: Why are we all sinners? 115 Susan Doris 16-Jul-20 10:20
It's a sin to tell a lie 113 drrayeye 16-Jul-20 19:35
Re: It's a sin to tell a lie 111 Itatw70s 17-Jul-20 23:12
Re: Why are we all sinners? 103 PB Bytes 19-Jul-20 17:25
Why you are all sinners, but I am not! 115 greengirl5 15-Jul-20 03:42
I knew lots about sin 106 drrayeye 15-Jul-20 08:45
Re: I knew lots about sin 122 Susan Doris 15-Jul-20 09:02
Re: I knew lots about sin 108 Itatw70s 18-Jul-20 13:15
Re: I knew lots about sin 104 grangram 18-Jul-20 14:14
Re: I knew lots about sin 102 Susan Doris 18-Jul-20 15:19
The Ground of Being 103 grangram 18-Jul-20 17:28
Re: I knew lots about sin 102 Itatw70s 18-Jul-20 21:08
Re: I knew lots about sin 99 Susan Doris 18-Jul-20 15:14
You've got it backwards 99 drrayeye 18-Jul-20 16:58
Re: You've got it backwards 103 Itatw70s 18-Jul-20 21:44
Re: You've got it backwards 105 Susan Doris 19-Jul-20 04:43
Re: You've got it backwards 102 drrayeye 19-Jul-20 06:27
Re: I knew lots about sin 106 Itatw70s 18-Jul-20 21:33
You can answer your own questions 104 drrayeye 18-Jul-20 17:10
Re: Why are we all sinners? 132 eyeofhorus33 16-Jul-20 10:02
Re: Why are we all sinners? 116 greengirl5 15-Jul-20 03:24
Re: Why are we all sinners? 127 eyeofhorus33 16-Jul-20 10:12
Re: Why are we all sinners? 129 grangram 18-Jul-20 05:41
Re: Why are we all sinners? 108 Itatw70s 18-Jul-20 21:55
Re: Why are we all sinners? 78 Itatw70s 05-Sep-20 20:06
Re: Why are we all sinners? 108 Susan Doris 17-Jul-20 09:24
For something you don't believe exists 108 drrayeye 17-Jul-20 10:46
Re: For something you don't believe exists 111 Susan Doris 17-Jul-20 12:37
Re: For something you don't believe exists 106 greengirl5 18-Jul-20 01:18
Re: For something you don't believe exists 108 Susan Doris 18-Jul-20 05:01
Re: For something you don't believe exists 106 greengirl5 18-Jul-20 05:08
Re: For something you don't believe exists 109 Susan Doris 18-Jul-20 07:18
Re: For something you don't believe exists 105 greengirl5 18-Jul-20 14:14
Re: Why are we all graciously Cared For? 116 Itatw70s 17-Jul-20 21:15
Happy endings 106 greengirl5 18-Jul-20 01:24
Re: Happy endings 99 grangram 18-Jul-20 05:23
Fat chance 112 greengirl5 18-Jul-20 01:14
Sin 112 drrayeye 18-Jul-20 17:52
And now-Hope!!! 108 Itatw70s 18-Jul-20 22:07
Sin, nastiness, judging 108 greengirl5 19-Jul-20 00:01
Mostly a sweetheart 106 drrayeye 19-Jul-20 02:51
Re: Mostly a sweetheart 106 greengirl5 19-Jul-20 04:15
Re: Mostly a sweetheart 102 drrayeye 19-Jul-20 05:39
Re: Mostly a sweetheart 90 Itatw70s 04-Sep-20 23:32
Re: Sin, nastiness, judging 102 Itatw70s 23-Jul-20 01:04
Re: Sin, nastiness, judging 107 greengirl5 23-Jul-20 03:11
Re: Sin, nastiness, judging 107 Itatw70s 23-Jul-20 23:22
Re: Sin, nastiness, judging 100 grangram 29-Jul-20 13:26
Re: Sin, nastiness, judging 132 Itatw70s 29-Jul-20 16:04
Re: Why are we all sinners? 121 eyeofhorus33 19-Jul-20 15:46
Re: Why are we all sinners? 112 Susan Doris 19-Jul-20 15:52
Re: Why are we all sinners? 127 eyeofhorus33 19-Jul-20 15:57
Why are we NOT sinners, but consciousness? 115 greengirl5 19-Jul-20 23:25
Einstein and the Poet 103 grangram 20-Jul-20 04:18
Re: Einstein and the Poet 107 greengirl5 20-Jul-20 09:55
Re: Why are we NOT sinners, but consciousness? 108 Eddie Larry 21-Jul-20 16:10
Re: Why are we NOT sinners, but consciousness? 107 Itatw70s 21-Jul-20 16:49
Consciousness precedes and supercedes any notion of sin. 89 Itatw70s 07-Sep-20 23:32
Re: Consciousness precedes and supercedes any notion of sin. 93 Susan Doris 08-Sep-20 05:28
Re: Consciousness precedes and supercedes any notion of sin. 80 Itatw70s 10-Sep-20 16:59
Re: Consciousness precedes and supercedes any notion of sin. 67 Itatw70s 13-Sep-20 19:13
The Physical Reality is composed of 99,99999% emptiness 100 grangram 11-Sep-20 00:10
Re: The Physical Reality is composed of 99,99999% emptiness 82 Susan Doris 11-Sep-20 05:05
Re: The Physical Reality is composed of 99,99999% emptiness 89 Itatw70s 13-Sep-20 19:30
Re: Why are we all sinners? 124 Itatw70s 20-Jul-20 20:07
Re: Why are we all sinners? 103 Susan Doris 21-Jul-20 14:30
Re: Why are we all sinners? 97 Itatw70s 21-Jul-20 16:01
Re: Why are we all sinners? 104 Eddie Larry 21-Jul-20 16:05
Re: Why are we all sinners? 121 Susan Doris 21-Jul-20 17:11
Re: Why are we all sinners? 110 Eddie Larry 22-Jul-20 14:20
Re: Why are we all sinners? 86 Redblade 03-Sep-20 12:48
Re: Why are we all sinners? 80 Itatw70s 03-Sep-20 16:58
To miss the mark 118 grangram 03-Sep-20 18:32
Re: To miss the mark 89 greengirl5 03-Sep-20 23:53
Early history 93 grangram 04-Sep-20 07:00
Re: Early history 2 80 grangram 04-Sep-20 09:22
Re: Early history 2 76 greengirl5 04-Sep-20 12:44
Re: Early history 83 Susan Doris 04-Sep-20 13:55
Oh Susan 83 grangram 05-Sep-20 09:45
Re: Oh Susan 81 Susan Doris 05-Sep-20 13:16
Re: Early history 83 Eddie Larry 04-Sep-20 22:55
Re: Early history 85 grangram 05-Sep-20 08:47
Re: To miss the mark 92 Glass Jigsaw 04-Sep-20 14:50
About Jesus 83 greengirl5 05-Sep-20 01:28
Re: About Jesus 90 Susan Doris 05-Sep-20 05:12
Re: About Jesus 86 greengirl5 05-Sep-20 09:17
Re: About Jesus 79 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-20 15:55
Re: About Jesus 91 Glass Jigsaw 05-Sep-20 16:41
Re: About Jesus 79 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-20 19:31
Re: About Jesus 78 Susan Doris 05-Sep-20 17:20
The Christian way 74 drrayeye 05-Sep-20 19:49
To mind my own business... 75 Itatw70s 05-Sep-20 23:15
To make an observation of choices of thought.... 90 Itatw70s 05-Sep-20 23:27
Re: Why are we all sinners? 104 Bewildered 20-Sep-20 23:42
Re: Why are we all sinners? 133 Susan Doris 21-Sep-20 05:39


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