What is the greatest "sin"?

  • HotCoach

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    Mar 12, 2009 11:07 PM GMT
    For me it's INTOLERANCE.

    Intloerance leads to all the other sins. Being intolerant of other peopleand or their lifestyle is something we gays( ot blacks, jews, disabled, list is endless) know well. That's external intolerace but there is also internal intolerance. This leads to anxiety , envy, and good old fashion jealousy. Unhappiness with yourself or your state of being leads to lying, theft, lust, covetness and murder. Whatever, it all stars with intolerance.

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    Mar 12, 2009 11:11 PM GMT
    Refusing the great gift of salvation God offers.
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    Mar 12, 2009 11:11 PM GMT

    HATING ONESELF.

    Hating oneself leads to an equal if not heightened hatred of anyone who reminds them of what they hate about themself. People who hate themselves are never free of hate and its effects because even in the comfort of their own home they are are nearest someone that is hate filled, themself. As you know, hatred can make a person cold and dangerous.
  • TexanMan82

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    Mar 12, 2009 11:12 PM GMT
    I don't believe in the concept of sin
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    Mar 12, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    Ignorance should be one of them.
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    Mar 12, 2009 11:18 PM GMT

    Oh, I forgot, looking as good as you do should be in that number, Hot Coach. Damn, buddy.
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    Mar 12, 2009 11:18 PM GMT
    For me it's not following the Golden Rule “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
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    Mar 12, 2009 11:20 PM GMT
    Spitting in the drinking fountain at the gym...

    Eternal damnation....

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    Mar 12, 2009 11:22 PM GMT
    Willfully or negligently causing harm to others.

    To the OP: I could easily argue that some forms of intolerance can in fact lead to preserving life, liberty, health of a (n unwilling) person or group. I believe many types of tolerance are dangerous, ultimately leading to direct or indirect harm.
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    Mar 12, 2009 11:26 PM GMT
    HotCoach saidFor me it's INTOLERANCE.

    Intloerance leads to all the other sins. Being intolerant of other peopleand or their lifestyle is something we gays( ot blacks, jews, disabled, list is endless) know well. That's external intolerace but there is also internal intolerance. This leads to anxiety , envy, and good old fashion jealousy. Unhappiness with yourself or your state of being leads to lying, theft, lust, covetness and murder. Whatever, it all stars with intolerance.

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    Pride is the biggest! This is the one that leads to all other sins, not intolerance.
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    Mar 12, 2009 11:29 PM GMT

    He said "FOR ME", the biggest sin is intolerence, meaning it's his personal opinion. Atleast he has an original one, Pride being the sin that leads to all others has to be the biggest cliche ever.
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    Mar 12, 2009 11:31 PM GMT
    Pride
  • Sebastian18

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    Mar 12, 2009 11:31 PM GMT
    "The word of Sin is Restriction." AL I:41

    Anything that binds the Will, that is to say anything that binds one from fully expressing one's individual, experiential development is a great sin. It is the willing denial of Self and Nature whose wages must be death - of the Intellect, the Body and the Spirit.

    Restriction of self means merely "to be" and to simply "exist" in duality and is antithetical to personal evolution which is "becoming" and the apotheosis of "oneness" with the universal soul, however one should choose to define it.
  • junknemesis

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    Mar 12, 2009 11:35 PM GMT
    Murder. You can never take it back, can never fully repent as you cannot fix the wrong you have done. The reasons behind it do not matter. The willful, wrongfull taking of another human life is the one truly unforgivable sin. Of course there are times when one is forced to kill, and that is not murder. If someone attacked me and it was kill or be killed, I would remove the villain from the equation. And then again Soldiers defending their country or fighting for freedoms... if they have to kill then it's not murder either.

    But nobody has EVER the right to decide for themselves when to terminate another person's life here on earth.

    As to death penalty, I believe in it. Sometimes the only good way to deal with someone who has committed horrible crimes is to just make sure they can't do it anymore. And life imprisonment isn't a good option, because spending more then I make in ten years just to keep one person who is of no value to society alive for ONE year is preposterous.

    If you believe otherwise that's okay. I respect that.
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    Mar 12, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    Paradigm saidIgnorance should be one of them.


    we are born ignorant...and we die ignorant
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    Mar 12, 2009 11:56 PM GMT
    jprichva saidOh, and 80/20 poly/cotton blends.


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    Mar 13, 2009 12:01 AM GMT
    Well I'm pleased I am not the only one to say Pride. many negative things come from pride, even intolerance.

    A father could not love his gay son, because of his manly pride.

    A Gay child could not love their Christain parents, because of his pride.

    I have love for myself, and respect too. But I have no pride. As Pride can blind you, and stop reconciliaction too.
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    Mar 13, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    The mullet
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    Mar 13, 2009 12:10 AM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    He said "FOR ME", the biggest sin is intolerence, meaning it's his personal opinion. Atleast he has an original one, Pride being the sin that leads to all others has to be the biggest cliche ever.


    hmmmmmmmm and there you are committing the very sin
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    Mar 13, 2009 12:18 AM GMT

    I didn't think the OP wanted this to turn into Sunday School. He asked for personal opinions about the biggest sin not for anyone to regurgitate religous propaganda that you learned early and probably discarded recently.
    Pride is considered the biggest sin because it ushers in ambition and self confidence, the very things that allow people to discard religion.
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    Mar 13, 2009 12:19 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    junknemesis said And life imprisonment isn't a good option, because spending more then I make in ten years just to keep one person who is of no value to society alive for ONE year is preposterous.

    If you believe otherwise that's okay. I respect that.

    Actually, according to a news report just this week, states are moving away from the death penalty because it costs several times MORE money to put someone to death than to imprison him for life.

    Just so you know the actual facts.


    Explain this to me. I've never understood this...

    How is it more expensive to send some poisin in a vein in 30 seconds - to keeping a man in jail with 3 square meals a day for at least 40 years.

    Someone please run the numbers for me
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    Mar 13, 2009 12:24 AM GMT
    oh really, i don't mind pride, hatred, greed etc in people (it's partly human nature) if others are tolerant to my own "naughtiness" ) and am allowed to follow my path!

    though i suppose before now untolerance never been spotted among sins =)
  • HotCoach

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    Mar 13, 2009 12:24 AM GMT
    haha. Thanks guys! Some great and unexpected replies.

    But why do we murder?

    Where does Pride have it's source?

    Ignorance is a sin when we don't do anythinge about it. See George W. Bush!

    Golden Rule is the answer to intolerance.


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    Mar 13, 2009 12:33 AM GMT
    The greatest sin is to break the greatest commandment of them all: To love thy neighbor as thyself! Of course, none of the other sins would be broken if this was kept. In that, it definitely would be the greatest sin. As for junknemesis, one cant possibly say murder is the greatest of sins and then advocate it for a particular type of person. That my friend...is bigotry!
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    Mar 13, 2009 12:37 AM GMT
    Theologically, there are no degrees of sin. Sin is sin. The cardinal and venial sins are not of biblical origin, even though are sins. There are no misdemeanors and felonies where sin is concerned.

    Sin is anything action or thought that takes priority over God. You can even sin by going to church and singing hymns. How? If you think more highly of yourself because you took the time to go to church then your heart isn't in the right place and your priority is yourself and not God.

    I was told that the two greatest emotions are love and fear. We do the greatest good when we love and hate, resentment, jealousy, violence eminate from fear.

    One of the greatest definitions of love I had ever heard was that if you do not desire to cause harm to anyone in anyway, that is the truest definition of love. "Love your neighbor as you love yourself."

    Jesus was asked if murder was the greatest sin. He replied that if you have hate in your heart for anyone for any reason then that was just as sinful as murder.

    That's my two cents worth.