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'''Sin''' is a religious term for [[evil]] deeds committed by [[conscious]] beings.
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'''Sin''' is a [[religious]] term for the violation of [[moral]] law or rules. This covers [[evil]] deeds committed by [[conscious]] beings, as well as some acts (thoughts, etc.) that would otherwise seem [[ethical]] in a non-religious context.
Unlike the [[humanism|humanist]] concept of evil, sin is defined entirely in terms of doing things which [[God]] specifically prohibits.
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Unlike the [[humanist]] concept of evil, sin is defined entirely in terms of doing things which a [[god]] specifically prohibits.
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Revision as of 18:00, 19 April 2007

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Sin is a religious term for the violation of moral law or rules. This covers evil deeds committed by conscious beings, as well as some acts (thoughts, etc.) that would otherwise seem ethical in a non-religious context.

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

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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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