posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 03:14 PM
reply to post by windword
This thread is entitled "The Nature of Sin" and just happens to be authored by a Christian. Christianity doesn't own the rights to the
definition of sin.
Technically, no. Effectively, yes. Considering most the major religions in which sin plays a significant role are born of the same father - that is to
say, Abrahamic religion - sin effectively means the same thing in all of them.
in which the Pope declares sin to be something that goes against one's conscience, stressing that non-believers can be led NOT to sin, through
what God places in their conscience.
As an atheist, I behave morally because I have empathy
, not because some imaginary figure is influencing my thoughts and feelings. If they
wanna call empathy God, then that's their decision. But if they say it to my face, I'll lay it straight. Sounds to me like the Pope knows he is
fighting a losing battle, so he's scrabbling for any foothold he can possibly get. He wants to plant the seeds before the seeds are destroyed by
science. God has nothing
to do with my moral code, and most atheists will tell you the same thing.
3NL1GHT3N3D1 is suggesting that they're without "sin" according to what God has placed in their heart, in their conscience.
Oh, nice. That's wonderful. Once again, God is taking credit for our
successes. Screw that. My morality is my freaking morality, and he has
nothing to do with it.
reply to post by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
According to Christians, but I am not a Christian. I say believing in the Christian god is both a sin and blasphemy. There's a reason
Christianity is the most popular religion on a planet full of lies, because it is a lie itself.
See what I posted in my response to Windword.
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