1. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    23 Sep '08 01:09
    On average, how many sins do you commit each day?
  2. Standard memberHand of Hecate
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    23 Sep '08 01:19
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    On average, how many sins do you commit each day?
    When do I have to start counting?

    Is taking a dump and, after using the last slice, not replacing the TP a sin?
  3. Standard memberWulebgr
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    23 Sep '08 01:29
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    On average, how many sins do you commit each day?
    Harry Nelson Pillsbury was known to say that he smoked only one cigar per day, a long one. As one was down to a stub, he used the butt to light the next one in the continuous chain.

    I hope that answers your question.
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    23 Sep '08 01:59
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    On average, how many sins do you commit each day?
    How many? I'd say a hundred and forty-six.
  5. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    23 Sep '08 02:191 edit
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate

    Is taking a dump and, after using the last slice, not replacing the TP a sin?
    Yes. Assuming you still live at home with your parents, you would be breaking the Fourth Commandment.
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    23 Sep '08 02:54
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    On average, how many sins do you commit each day?
    It's like golf man, I feel better about myself if I don't keep score. ๐Ÿ˜›
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    23 Sep '08 08:12
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    On average, how many sins do you commit each day?
    Are sins are countable entities?

    It would help if you defined sin first.

    Is there a difference between sin and sins? Eg 'living in sin' implies one continuous act of sinfulness, and should inherited sin, or yesterdays unrepented or unforgiven sin be counted as part of todays total?
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    23 Sep '08 10:39
    I can but hope that masturbation isn't a sin...
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    23 Sep '08 10:53
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    I can but hope that masturbation isn't a sin...
    if it is, then i'm surely going to hell๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ž
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    23 Sep '08 13:36
    Originally posted by duecer
    if it is, then i'm surely going to hell๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ž
    Sin doesn't send you to hell. Lack of forgiveness from God does.
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    23 Sep '08 13:41
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Is there a difference between sin and sins? Eg 'living in sin' implies one continuous act of sinfulness, and should inherited sin, or yesterdays unrepented or unforgiven sin be counted as part of todays total?
    Seems this has been answered already
  12. Standard memberNemesio
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    23 Sep '08 17:58
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    On average, how many sins do you commit each day?
    Answering this question seriously requires a clarification. I take the idea of
    sinlessness to mean a person whose behavior is perfect -- that given all
    situations, they will make choices which reflect the best possible moral choice
    available to that person. Such behavior requires, essentially, perfect concentration,
    comprehension, and contemplation to every decision made.

    So, a person who does not take into account all that can be known is sinning
    on this definition. If a friend of mine hides that he is grieving over the loss
    of his pet, I cannot be responsible for not comforting him. However, if I know
    that he is grieving and do not extend that comfort because I'm too busy
    playing Nintendo Wii, I am responsible.

    If I am hiding Jews in my attic, and the Sturmabteilung knock on my door
    and ask me if I am hiding Jews, by lying I am not sinning (it is the most
    moral action I can reasonably take). However, if my wife calls and asks
    me to do something to help her and I say that I am too busy, when in
    actuality I'm writing posts on RHP, then I am sinning.

    As it pertains to these sins, I'm fair to midland. Of these imperfect sins,
    sometimes I make them intentionally -- knowing the right answer and
    electing something more convenient -- sometimes I make them because
    I am not being sufficiently contemplative -- taking into account all of the
    necessary components in an effort to arrive at the right answer --
    sometimes I confuse the elements of the situation and elect an incorrect
    answer -- not understanding the needs of the person in question, or
    reasonably predicting how my reaction will be received -- sometimes
    I make them because I'm simply too busy -- not affording the situation
    enough time to acquire the right answer. Contemplation, comprehension,
    and concentration.

    On top of all of this is the knowledge that my lifestyle -- by virtue of both
    luck (providence, if you will) and my hard work -- is one of opulence, that
    I don't need nearly a tenth of what I actually possess. My connection
    with the thousands of people who die daily of hunger and treatable diseases
    is negligible -- from an evolutionary standpoint, it's fully justified -- yet,
    I believe that I am morally obligated in some fashion greater than I am
    willing to participate. And, while I firmly believe that the earth is wildly
    overpopulated with humans, I certainly don't like condemning anyone to
    death by withholding that which I could give if I didn't spend it on the
    complete Six Feet Under DVD set, for example.

    Consequently, I'm of the opinion that I am perpetually in sin and, while I
    live a reasonably moral life (I think), I see no way to avoid it short of
    giving all my possessions away and working in the Peace Corps.

    Nemesio
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    23 Sep '08 18:09
    Originally posted by Nemesio
    Answering this question seriously requires a clarification. I take the idea of
    sinlessness to mean a person whose behavior is perfect -- that given all
    situations, they will make choices which reflect the best possible moral choice
    available to that person. Such behavior requires, essentially, perfect concentration,
    comprehension, and contemplation to ...[text shortened]... it short of
    giving all my possessions away and working in the Peace Corps.

    Nemesio
    Such behavior requires, essentially, perfect concentration,
    comprehension, and contemplation to every decision made.


    Don't forget 'courage'.
  14. Standard memberNemesio
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    23 Sep '08 19:24
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    [b]Such behavior requires, essentially, perfect concentration,
    comprehension, and contemplation to every decision made.


    Don't forget 'courage'.[/b]
    A good addendum. Thanks.

    Nemesio
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    23 Sep '08 20:12
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Sin doesn't send you to hell. Lack of forgiveness from God does.
    *clears throat*, that was humor....sort of๐Ÿ˜ž
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