Keep The Reason wrote:Sin means to disobey a god, and I'm sure you already know this. I may do something wrong, but I don't "sin" as there is no such a thing as a god to disobey or displease. Play straight Joey. Because what you're doing isn't playing semantics, it's weaseling.
…says the pot to the kettle. I find it amusing that every time I use a definition right out of the dictionary (including this time, "sin: any reprehensible or regrettable action, behavior, lapse, etc.; great fault or offense") you accuse me of weaseling or redefining words. We’re just trying to get on the same page here for the purpose of discussion. These kinds of diversionary tactics are really quite pointless, and I let myself get sucked into them for the sake of trying to avoid confusion.
But your insistence on using such poor definitions is a good indication that you have very little knowledge of what kinds of things are actually taught in Christianity. I can definitely respect a difference of opinion, but this is just willfull ignorance on your part.
Come on. I know your better (and smarter)than that.
I mostly agree with your point. And to be technical, I’m not the one really using the term. I’ve been using much more commonly accepted language just like you describe. Other people have been throwing around the "sin" word, but I tend to favor different terms. There’s nothing wrong with using it… as it is a valid term for what we are talking about, and we all know what it means. I just prefer to use other terms, precisely to avoid tangents like this.Dr Mundo wrote: Then why use the word sin? If you want to describe immoral behavior, You can say immoral and we would know exactly what you are talking about. I don't believe in "sin" (in the traditional sense of the word). How are you trying to use that word?
Part of me has to wonder why anyone would even post in a forum thread, where you object to a specific term being used in the discussion, when the word itself is in the title of the thread? I wouldn’t post in a leprechaun thread and object to the use of the word, “leprechaun” unless I just wanted to be a jerk for some reason. The people objecting here don’t seem to be that shallow though. They usually have a valid point of some kind. The only point I can see though is to draw attention away from more pertinent topics where they appear to be losing ground… just an observation.