“But that word “sin” … Who “created” it – me or you?
Because everything you have been taught says it was me. Which makes no sense at all. Why go to all the bother of creating all this stuff – only to drop a spanner in the works – and then create a whole theological conundrum complete with a stage, lighting, special effects, a script, an audience, AND a bunch of critics … “
The conversation continues. Jesus still absent from the cross we nail him to. Both of us still lolling in the grass below.
“Then no, I am not without sin.
I got angry. I used words that treated others as less than sacred (so I must have been thinking them as well). In word and deed and thought – if the bible has any truth – I am not free of sin. Righteous anger is bullshit. Anger is anger. Love is love.”
Still an open invitation to join the conversation (each bit is a continuation of the previous bit – and each is linked so you track forwards and backwards).
What is your biggest criticism of “religion” and “the church” today, Paul?
That I have to change to accommodate them – because both teach and live “love” that is conditional.
But isn’t that you loving “them” conditionally … you demanding the same in reverse?
And you didn’t?
So to fear … what is the difference between “sin” and “fear”, Paul? What makes the fear of sin acceptable? Why are either okay?
I have a question. Does sin exist, is it real, am I a sinner, and are you “pure and without sin”?
Define sin for me, Paul.
Behaviour in word, deed or thought which treats me or others as less than sacred.
Then no, I am not without sin.
I got angry. I used words that treated others as less than sacred (so I must have been thinking them as…
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