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I also heard somebody say that from a Christian point of view, "sin" refers to a missed target.

I was once told that "all sins are sins against the Self", or the self. My own belief is that "reality" is a social construct, but that not many people understand that this is the case. Each of us makes crucial "decisions" early on in a totally unconscious manner, strongly influenced by our parents and surroundings, and then we have the privilege of living with these decisions while attempting to sort it all out. Shakespeare understood this as evidenced by his line by Hamlet: "there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so," the modern version of which is "Nothing is but that thinking makes it so".  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Apr 20th, 2010 at 12:39:03 AM EST

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