Sunday, November 20, 2011

Is it a sin or not?

Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned.

'It's not a sin' is an attitude that has been cultivated and one which people have  been forced to believe by others when faced with something they feel is wrong deep down inside. It's usually the first response we subconsciously use to justify ourselves when the other part of our subconscious tells us quite the opposite.
It's interesting to note that all religions talk about sin and the  consequences there-of. Even the atheist might be familiar with the seven deadly sins. It is not the objective of this article to explore what things are right or wrong, that's left for the seeker of truth to decide for himself. No man is perfect, we can only strive for perfection. True believers may be surprised when they realize that sin may be more than what they actually thought it was.
The story of the first sin where the devil tempted man to eat the forbidden fruit is well known but often the fact that the act of disobedience was actually considered a pretty serious sin is overlooked and the grave consequences of that one sin is history. If that is the case, much logic isn't required to determine what's right or wrong. Free will is something you decide to use, don't let others fool you into doing what you don't want to do.