1. Shetland Primary
    Joined
    01 Oct '04
    Moves
    11829
    19 Jul '17 15:17
    This quote got me thinking. Sin may be different things to different people.

    "Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, takes off your relish for spiritual things, whatever increases the authority of the body over the mind, that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may seem in itself."
    -Susanna Wesley
  2. Joined
    12 Jul '08
    Moves
    12091
    19 Jul '17 15:18
    Originally posted by @dj2becker
    This quote got me thinking. Sin may be different things to different people.

    "Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, takes off your relish for spiritual things, whatever increases the authority of the body over the mind, that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may seem in itself."
    -Susanna Wesley
    Is this supposed to be a Christian discussion?
  3. Shetland Primary
    Joined
    01 Oct '04
    Moves
    11829
    19 Jul '17 15:241 edit
    Originally posted by @eladar
    Is this supposed to be a Christian discussion?
    Anyone is welcome to respond don't feel excluded if you do not see yourself as a Christian.
  4. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
    A Spirited Misfit
    in London
    Joined
    14 Mar '15
    Moves
    8514
    19 Jul '17 18:14
    Out of the confines of religion, 'sin' is quite a meaningless term.

    Nothing to me is sinful, though many things I would deem immoral.
  5. Shetland Primary
    Joined
    01 Oct '04
    Moves
    11829
    19 Jul '17 18:18
    The term 'immoral' is also quite meaningless if it is only based upon some subjective opinions.
  6. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
    A Spirited Misfit
    in London
    Joined
    14 Mar '15
    Moves
    8514
    19 Jul '17 18:22
    Originally posted by @dj2becker
    The term 'immoral' is also quite meaningless if it is only based upon some subjective opinions.
    Not within a given society it isn't.
  7. Joined
    12 Jul '08
    Moves
    12091
    19 Jul '17 18:24
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Not within a given society it isn't.
    You mean when a larger group of people bully smaller groups to conform.
  8. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
    A Spirited Misfit
    in London
    Joined
    14 Mar '15
    Moves
    8514
    19 Jul '17 19:28
    Originally posted by @eladar
    You mean when a larger group of people bully smaller groups to conform.
    In your society, perhaps.
  9. Shetland Primary
    Joined
    01 Oct '04
    Moves
    11829
    19 Jul '17 19:51
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Not within a given society it isn't.
    Is the standard of morality that you got from your society subjective or objective?
  10. Joined
    12 Jul '08
    Moves
    12091
    19 Jul '17 19:56
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    In your society, perhaps.
    In all societies that wishes to enforce morality. In Europe name calling and ostracizing is a common bully technique.
  11. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
    A Spirited Misfit
    in London
    Joined
    14 Mar '15
    Moves
    8514
    20 Jul '17 07:00
    Originally posted by @dj2becker
    Is the standard of morality that you got from your society subjective or objective?
    Sure, let's pointlessly revisit that old chestnut. 🙄
  12. Joined
    16 Feb '08
    Moves
    86307
    20 Jul '17 07:14
    Originally posted by @dj2becker
    Is the standard of morality that you got from your society subjective or objective?
    Only 8 posts before you downshift into your nervous tick.
  13. SubscriberFMF
    Main Poster
    This Thread
    Joined
    28 Oct '05
    Moves
    29835
    20 Jul '17 07:30
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Only 8 posts before you downshift into your nervous tick.
    Nervous tick? Maybe. I say it's a RipcordQuestion™
  14. Standard membersonship
    the corrected one.
    Joined
    03 Jan '13
    Moves
    8562
    20 Jul '17 14:161 edit
    I heard that the word "sin" had a picture associated with it of "missing the mark."
    Sin is a missing of the mark on a target.

    As if there is a moral target and we are all archers aiming for it in our actions.
    To Sin, in this picture, is to miss the bull's eye with the arrow shoot.

    Conversely we may know that Jesus Christ hit the exact bull's eye every time throughout His whole life on earth.
  15. SubscriberFMF
    Main Poster
    This Thread
    Joined
    28 Oct '05
    Moves
    29835
    20 Jul '17 14:19
    Originally posted by @sonship
    I heard that the word [b]"sin" had a picture associated with it of "missing the mark."
    Sin is a missing of the mark on a target.

    As if there is a moral target and we are all archers aiming for it in our actions.
    To Sin, in this picture, is to miss the bull's eye with the arrow shoot.

    Conversely we may know that Jesus Christ hit the exact bull's eye every time throughout His whole life on earth.[/b]
    Is suicide a "sin"?
Back to Top