Instead of looking for "sin" in others, why not look for the "sins" in One's self?
It's easier to point out negativity in others and ignore One's own actions and desires.
Sorry, I meant to include quotation marks.
Ok, ok, I'll be a bit more serious for a moment, if you like.
Imagine you and your very close friend have full knowledge about what each of you approves of and what you don't approve of.
One day, you do something which you know for sure would horrify your friend. He/she would be devastated, and your friendship would really be in jeopardy. You don't want a split-up, so you hide your wrong-doing from your friend. You cover it up; push it under the carpet so to speak.
Your friend is oblivious to what you have done. But YOU know, don't you? So that now you find it difficult to look your friend full in the face. You sort of put on a act of friendship now. Gradually, slowly, there is a brick wall being built between you. Your friend begins to sense that something is wrong. He/she wonders if it is their fault. Can't fathom it out. Asks you if they have hurt YOU is some way.
This has got absolutely nothing to do with what you did "wrong" in the first place. If you had owned up to it straight out, it could probably have been sorted out there and then. Maybe there would have been the most awful row, and you would have gone away with your tail between your legs, cursing yourself for being such an arse'ol.
The REAL reason for the splitting apart, the rift, is that you LIED about it. You were AFRAID to come clean. You are the one who has caused the rift. Not your friend. This is what I see as the "sin." It has come out of selfishness for doing wrong in the first place; and denying it in the second place.
The only one who can take down that wall is yourself. Folk with a Christian persuasion will say they need the Forgiveness through Christ to take down the wall. Fair enough, if that is what you believe. I prefer to see it as a forgiving of your own deeper nature, going against your ego (the selfish one) for a change, and -- hey, hey! -- maybe eat humble pie, get spanked, and rejoin the friendship if he/she will have you.
Why not just forget about sins altogether and concentrate on the world around us.
Yes! That's exactly it. Why worry about what others are doing, unless it's really going to hurt someone? When I say "sin", I am saying those things that others do, that rubs another the wrong way.
That's not what I said. I said forget about sins altogether, they are irrelevant.
That's not what sins are, they are defiance to a gods command, that's why they are irrelevant.
I don't believe in God. I am using the word sin loosely, because it would make the Christians look at themselve's before they point fingers at another.
Yeah, but 'Troubled Man' is speaking about the dogma dung at hand, and rightfully so... You're speaking about justness in a state of equability, which doesn't exist in the land of chaotic infinity. You sound defensive when it comes to "belief" and whatnot, so, why do you deny your belief in God at times and then, in other instances, you say we are all apart of God and seeing through the divine haze can only be achieved if you deduct your brain? Is that a metaphor of sorts, or do you really change your mind one day from the next? Ha!
When I say God, I mean universe, that which gave me life. I do not believe in a big guy with a white beard or that anything can make this life any better. I have accepted the fact that this moment is all I have and whatever future there is, is but another moment. I have to accept that I will not always be happy and as such, the true beauty is in living.
The whole problem with that line of thinking is that you are pointing out the 'sin' of others who you think point out 'sin'. We are all hypocrites when it comes to the topic, once we open our mouths to discuss it.
Don't you have to be Catholic for this exercise!
How Much are you charging for 10 mins in the Confessional?
And Do you guarantee instant forgiveness or does that only apply to politicians?
my sins were done with the help of others...
sometimes they were on top, sometimes i was.. sometimes their twin sisters were
Let He who has NOT sinned cast the first stone. This motivates me NOT to look at others doings and focus only on what I feel is right and wrong.
The image portrays the following thoughts via the majority: "We are not worthy... We have sinned, me and humanity as a whole... Oh dear lord, please, please help us 'cause we're not worthy!" LOL! Dang, where's the characters of Wayne's World when you need 'em? Ha-ha!
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