1. Shetland Primary
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    07 Jun '05 14:46
    Why ask other people whether something is a sin or not? Can people decide whether something is a sin? How do you define sin?

    Shouldn't Christians check the Bible to see whether something is a sin?
  2. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    07 Jun '05 16:29
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    Why ask other people whether something is a sin or not? Can people decide whether something is a sin? How do you define sin?

    Shouldn't Christians check the Bible to see whether something is a sin?

    Main Entry: 1 sin
    Pronunciation: 'sin
    Function: noun

    Etymology: Middle English sinne, from Old English synn; akin to Old High German sunta sin and probably to Latin sont-, sons guilty, est is -- more at IS

    1 a : an offense against religious or moral law b : an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible <it's a sin to waste food> c : an often serious shortcoming : FAULT

    2 a : transgression of the law of God b : a vitiated state of human nature in which the self is estranged from God



    Now I'll ask you to list some sins for me... why? Since I can't be bothered to read the whole Bible and make a list.

    You asked for a definition of Sin... I was kind enough to look it up for you. Now please return the favor.

    ES
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    07 Jun '05 16:38
    Originally posted by Phlabibit

    Main Entry: 1 sin
    Pronunciation: 'sin
    Function: noun

    Etymology: Middle English sinne, from Old English synn; akin to Old High German sunta sin and probably to Latin sont-, sons guilty, est is -- more at IS

    1 a : an offense against religious or moral law b : an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible <it's a sin to waste food> c : ...[text shortened]... nition of Sin... I was kind enough to look it up for you. Now please return the favor.

    ES
    Will you accept that the Bible should shead light on what sin is?

  4. DonationPawnokeyhole
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    07 Jun '05 16:41
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    Will you accept that the Bible should shead light on what sin is?

    Sin is the almighty waste of time incurred by sensible people as they attempt fruitlessly to debate issues with fanatics who are only interested in promulgating their tawdry doctrines.
  5. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    07 Jun '05 16:42
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    Will you accept that the Bible should shead light on what sin is?

    I think it does... there are lists of things that ARE sins.

    There is no definition of the word Love in the dictionary. Or the word The. So why would it need to define Sin?

    ES
  6. Subscriberno1marauder
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    07 Jun '05 16:43
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    Will you accept that the Bible should shead light on what sin is?

    Do you believe that eating shellfish is a sin?
  7. Shetland Primary
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    07 Jun '05 16:46
    Originally posted by Pawnokeyhole
    Sin is the almighty waste of time incurred by sensible people as they attempt fruitlessly to debate issues with fanatics who are only interested in promulgating their tawdry doctrines.
    OK. That's your definition of sin.

    So basically you are saying that each person has his own definition of sin?
  8. Shetland Primary
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    07 Jun '05 16:51
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Do you believe that eating shellfish is a sin?
    If you choke to death on the shell, it might go down as suicide😉
  9. Shetland Primary
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    07 Jun '05 17:02
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    I think it does... there are lists of things that ARE sins.

    There is no definition of the word Love in the dictionary. Or the word The. So why would it need to define Sin?

    ES
    If it didn't define sin, then how would a Bible believing Christian know what to do and what not to do?
  10. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    07 Jun '05 17:05
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    If it didn't define sin, then how would a Bible believing Christian know what to do and what not to do?
    That's why God made dictionaries... Is there something written in the Bible saying it is a sin to own one of these books?

    ES
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    07 Jun '05 17:09
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    That's why God made dictionaries... Is there something written in the Bible saying it is a sin to own one of these books?

    ES
    Well, if you rate the dictionary above the Bible it might go down as idolitary.
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    07 Jun '05 17:141 edit
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Do you believe that eating shellfish is a sin?
    No, but being shellfish is rude.
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    07 Jun '05 17:16
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    [b]How do you define sin?
    [b]

    http://functions.wolfram.com/ElementaryFunctions/Sin/02/
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    07 Jun '05 17:17
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    Why ask other people whether something is a sin or not? Can people decide whether something is a sin? How do you define sin?

    Shouldn't Christians check the Bible to see whether something is a sin?
    Well, blow me down!
    Ye wouldn't be talkin' about the oral s_x thread, now would ye?
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  15. Shetland Primary
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    07 Jun '05 17:19
    Originally posted by bbarr

    http://functions.wolfram.com/ElementaryFunctions/Sin/02/
    Thanks a lot, hey😉
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