Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

 


WHAT IS SIN?

Sin is an act that is considered to be religiously or spiritually immoral.  It is anti-God.

It has two aspects: Impersonal and Personal

On the impersonal level                                               

Sin – against a rule

Repentance – admitting what you have done

Forgiveness - not applying the punishment rule

Faith believing a pile of doctrines                                        

Each point contrasts and opposes these on the personal level

Betraying a relationship

Feeling terrible that you betrayed somebody and hurt them

Making a friendship all over again

Committing yourself to God as you would a person

We see sin involves persons and feelings.  When you grasp that you find it impossible to hold that a person who says they love sinners not sins is being honest.

Do you become anything harmful such as a murderer or child abuser? First and foremost you let yourself be one. Second you take action to be one. Its passive and then active. There is no active without the passive. The passive in a sense is more dangerous than the active for you don’t what you are letting yourself be. Evil can be a chameleon.