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Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Different Types of Sinners (H02)

     Lately, we've been talking about Sin a lot in class. Everyone focuses on defining Sin, while I believe Sin is often defined by each person individually. There are also many different types of Sinners.
     There are Sinners that do so unknowingly, and would have not done the action if they had known. There are Sinners that do so unknowingly, but would have still done the action if they had known. There are Sinners that do so knowingly, but ask for forgiveness, There are Sinners that do so knowingly, on multiple occasions, and use forgiveness as a reset button. There are Sinners that do so knowingly, but weighed the pros and cons, and felt justified in their actions. There are Sinners that don't feel as though they are sinning.

     While there are accepted definitions of Sin and Sinning, it's not black and white. While we may call someone insane, they feel completely rationalized and justified in their actions. I don’t think that people realize this, and place way too much judgement on people that have different morals or ideals than theirs, or societies ideas. There’s so much judgment and blame and labeling in society today. We truly only have ourselves to blame for all of the poverty and pain in the world. Often, people hurt others much more than they realize. Society has become very coarse and rough, especially towards more “sensitive” people.

2 comments:

  1. I agree with everything you said. To expand a bit upon your first portion, I think it's really worth exploring what motivates different 'Sinners' and why they chose one methodology over another. Are sinners who ask for a reset really asking for forgiveness or permission after the fact? Are sinners still committing sin if they don't believe in a higher power? And if so, should they be entitled the reset button?

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  2. I agree with everything you said. To expand a bit upon your first portion, I think it's really worth exploring what motivates different 'Sinners' and why they chose one methodology over another. Are sinners who ask for a reset really asking for forgiveness or permission after the fact? Are sinners still committing sin if they don't believe in a higher power? And if so, should they be entitled the reset button?

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