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Unlike the [[humanism|humanist]] concept of evil, sin is defined entirely in terms of doing things which [[God]] specifically prohibits.
 
Unlike the [[humanism|humanist]] concept of evil, sin is defined entirely in terms of doing things which [[God]] specifically prohibits.
  
==Counter-Apologetics==
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==Counter-apologetics==
  
Since [[atheist]]s do not believe in God, it is meaningless to accuse an atheist of being a sinner. Humanistic athiests recognize the concept of right and wrong actions in terms of their impact on other people, but the idea of sin is basically irrelevant without appealing to a deity.
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Since [[atheist]]s do not believe in God, it is meaningless to accuse an atheist of being a sinner (or to [[Pascal's Wager|threaten them with the purported consequences]] of being a sinner). Humanistic atheists recognize the concept of [[right]] and [[wrong]] actions in terms of their impact on other people, but the idea of sin is basically irrelevant without appealing to a [[deity]].
  
[[Category: Religious mythology]]
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[[Category:Religious mythology]]

Revision as of 12:21, 18 April 2007

Sin is a religious term for evil deeds committed by conscious beings.

Unlike the humanist concept of evil, sin is defined entirely in terms of doing things which God specifically prohibits.

Counter-apologetics

Since atheists do not believe in God, it is meaningless to accuse an atheist of being a sinner (or to threaten them with the purported consequences of being a sinner). Humanistic atheists recognize the concept of right and wrong actions in terms of their impact on other people, but the idea of sin is basically irrelevant without appealing to a deity.

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