Monday, 28 November 2016

Hate the Sin, Hate the Sinner

We all understand what is right and wrong. We have inner knowing(intuition)that clues us in when we behave discordantly. In other words, we don't need an outside Law Giver. We are told that we are created in the image of God and that sin has marred that image. This is a good example of indoctrination. There is nothing wrong with being born into the human form. We are born naturally without a jaundiced eye towards others. This was cultivated into us. There is no such thing as 'sin'. There are things that feel unnatural,uncomfortable and painful but these shouldn't be considered sins, or acts of evil against a deity. It's not sin that we experience but a deviation from our original nature that leaves us feeling uncomfortable but not under judgment. If sin is missing the mark of some objective target outside of ourselves and that target doesn't actually exist, there is nothing to miss and hence there is no sin. The sin concept is meant to produce unnatural shame. Sin is a mind creation. If I tell you, as the Mormons do, that drinking coffee is a sin and you believe it, what happens in your mind when you smell coffee brewing and give in to the seduction and have yourself a cup? Sin ends up being a powerful tool in the form of a concept that, when embedded in the mind of the unsuspecting, has desired results. The sin doctrine has versatility as well. It can protect you from judgment while at the same time having all your fingers busily finding the sins of others to point at: "If you sin but I don't sin your sin, you need to get saved. If I sin, you need to memorize those "judge not, condemn not" verses. Sinner can't be separated from sinning. Condemning sin is condemning the sinner. Loving the sinner is loving the sin. Being is a verb and we are human beings. If we were not we'd be dead. We cannot separate the act from the actor.

To hate the sin is to hate the behavior is to hate the will that chose the behavior is to hate the sinner who IS the will.

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