Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Question of the day

What's your word for sin?

4 comments:

  1. People seem to see sin as the same thing as crime but some things can be legal but immoral and some things can be illegal but moral. I think the best synonym for "sin" is mistake. The other major component to sin is the belief in God's punishment but Universalists don't believe in God's condemnation and damnation.

    As a Catholic girl I was taught that sins are categorized as origianl, venial, and mortal. I understand the "original sin" of Eve and Adam eating the apple in the Garden of Eden disobeying God for which God was angry and condemned them to a life of misery. The venial and moral categorization never made sense to me and seemed fairly arbitrary. We were taught that God was a score keeper and we would get the final tally at the Last Judgement. Interesting myth and moral teaching for children, but as an adult I hope I have outgrown this nonsense.

    There are moral failings for sure, but we need a better word. How about "screw up?"

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  2. I told my son, Jaxon, 5, 50 times if I told him once not to eat the red and blue Tide detergent laundry pods. He ate the thing anyway. I called Poison Control and they told me to take him to the emergency room.

    Poison control gave me a hand and was there when I needed them. I hope Jaxon learned his lesson.

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  3. Sam Levenson, the comedian, said one time, "How wise are thy commandments, Lord. Each of them applies to someone I know."

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  4. My eight year old got a gift from his grandmother he doesn't like. He asked me if its okay to lie about liking the gift? He has been told in religious ed that its a sin to lie. Is there really such a thing as "white" lies? I ask because I found out 3 years ago that my husband was having an affair for 6 months and when I confronted him he told me he wanted to tell me about it but didn't because he didn't want to hurt me. I don't know what I was madder and more upset about: his affair or his telling me he didn't tell me to spare me my feelings. Geeeeeesh!

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