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What exactly is "sin" anyway??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud the Wonderer 6 minutes ago. 17 Replies

Today at work, got a teeny bit of intellectual discourse (shop talk doesn't count!) with my born-again cube neighbor (the one who equates "atheists" with "murderers" etc.)She mentioned something…Continue

Finally attended an atheist lecture!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller on Tuesday. 15 Replies

And it was great. Last-minute decision to go into the city and hear Don Kennedy Albert talk about his experience as an elder with the JW's, and the way they go about recruiting people. He also talked…Continue

AFA Action Alert! Help me hack the petition....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jul 16. 5 Replies

Thanks to my MIL, I'm on the American Families Association mailing list, which helps me stay in the loop of religious hate.Tonight I got an "action alert" asking me to send an email to Burger King…Continue

Annual visit with the BA in-laws

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christine Jul 11. 11 Replies

Every summer, we visit my husband's family down south. While at lunch with my MIL and SILs on Friday, the topic of religion came up (surprise surprise.) My MIL said that she was soooo upset when I…Continue

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Bud the Wonderer replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"In ancient Mesopotamia, each city had its own god who more or less 'owned' it, and was overseen by its king. A 'sin' could be a transgression against that city's god, or it could be what we now think of as breaking one…"
6 minutes ago
Future replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"I agree. Expecting someone to embrace the word "sin" is like expecting a Christian to embrace the word "Allah". It is religiously affiliated, and it's 'meaning' can vary wildly depending on which religion is…"
4 hours ago
Michael Penn replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"Yes, Jerry, but the all loving god will forgive you. It does require a little blood and somebody has to be killed, but it doesn't have to be you. God does this because he loves you. So he killed his son (he was his own son) so the son could go…"
12 hours ago
Freethinker31 replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"We are definitely  on the same  page  Jerry....I couldn't  agree more.....  "
13 hours ago
Jerry Wesner replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"Somewhere in childhood I got that "Sin is anything that separates us from the Holy Spirit."  Since we here reject the concept, that would put us in a constant state of sin.  Then I got that whatever a person does in life (at that…"
13 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"Exactly????? "
yesterday
Christine replied to Pandarius's discussion When the solution is simple, God is answering. - Albert Einstein
"As for the specific quote, Wikipedia seems to have an explanation: Einstein expressed his skepticism regarding an anthropomorphic deity, often describing it as "naïve" and "childlike". He stated, "It seems to me that…"
yesterday
Christine replied to Pandarius's discussion When the solution is simple, God is answering. - Albert Einstein
"Einstein referred to "God" as a metaphor for the laws of physics. He was pretty clear about not believing in the god of the bible. Wikipedia says he was a pantheist and agnostic (not wanting a label so definitive as…"
yesterday
Christine replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Eradicating the Faith Virus - A Conversation with Peter Boghossian
"Indeed, he's a terrific addition to the atheist community. Love listening to him do interviews, most recently heard him on a podcast (Cognitive Dissonance I think it was) where he was so grateful that the hosts actually read the book. He…"
yesterday
Luara left a comment for Christine
"Christine, You might really enjoy the Street Epistemology group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/streetepistemology/ There are a lot of smart, articulate people there.  Quite nice too.  If you're interested in finding out more about…"
yesterday
Idaho Spud replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"No one I know of Mindy."
yesterday
k.h. ky replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"Lol, Loren. That's a given."
Wednesday
Loren Miller replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"And your money!"
Wednesday
booklover replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"What Loren said. No one can say it better than Loren!"
Wednesday
k.h. ky replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"Michael, 45909. And they would all like your prayers."
Wednesday
Michael Penn replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"Sin in the Garden was disobedience by eating the forbidden fruit, so I conclude that mankind was not supposed to have knowledge? At any rate, this disobedience against god (who also provided the tree by the way) is passed on to all of the decendants…"
Wednesday

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At 6:51pm on July 23, 2014, Luara said…

Christine,

You might really enjoy the Street Epistemology group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/streetepistemology/

There are a lot of smart, articulate people there.  Quite nice too.  If you're interested in finding out more about the Socratic method in practice. 

There's a guy who posts videos of his Socratic encounters with religious people, and lots of discussion.

At 6:39am on April 11, 2014, Luara said…

Hi, what "friending" means to me is that I'm ok with exchanging email with the person.  I like your posts and relate to a good deal of what you say.  I'm not ex-religious though. 

At 6:54am on March 8, 2014, Luara said…

the cardiologist laughed and said he wasn't being serious, but figured by telling people to drink that much would make them drink just enough
This is truly unacceptable. People can DIE from too much water.  People have died in water-drinking contests.  You were lucky you weren't so dutiful you followed his advice! 

I suggest complaining about this cardiologist to the medical board or whatever.  It might save someone's life.

At 11:05am on December 30, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:57am on December 30, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Christine 

Welcome to Atheist Nexus---an internet world of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom. You will find many like-minded atheists here--friendly, caring rational people. 

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 880 discussion topics and nearly 4000 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
Terry

 
 
 

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