Sin Vs Sin

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Picture this. A man walks into a classroom and shoots someone dead. Is this a sin? Now picture this. A man bursts into a class room running. “Don’t shoot” the man yells. As he says this a police officer runs in after him and shoots him. Is this a sin? Does the circumstance matter? Both involved someone you didn’t know anything about getting killed. In order to answer these questions you have to know what sin is. Sin according to Webster’s dictionary is “an offense against religious or moral law”. Okay that’s easy to understand and have a meaning if you are religious. If you’re not though, does sin exist? If you do not believe in any higher power to judge you then what is stopping you from killing anybody who you don’t like. Some people might…show more content…
That is, in born triggers to know if something is right or wrong. How can you be sure these so said morals are justified or correct? More questions than answers. My point is that the only judges we have of what is right and wrong are either our own self-made morals that change from society to society, or sins. Sin however also is different from one society to the next. This can be reasoned that different societies have different sins they hold to be true. If this is true, and history shows it to be, then how can we judge anything as right or wrong? How can we be sure that killing someone is a sin? Take for instance the armies of the world. Are they saved from sin because they fight for a reason? Is a justified killing not a sin? If so then as long as your reason is valid in your mind, killing is not a sin. Some people have the mindset that if you’re in the war you’re willing to kill and die for your country or something bigger than yourself. This as we know is not always the case as in times of need, countries call for drafts where young men and women have no choice but to possibly fight and die for the sake of their country. Are…show more content…
In countries like Sweden, hitting a child in anyway is wrong and for some people, a sin. Just because we see spanking or putting a child in a corner as the right way to teach a young child respect, doesn’t mean other countries see it that way. Are they wrong for thinking of this as a sin? Or in that case would we be wrong in thinking it’s a sin to kill a baby if it’s the second one born in China? In this case even the citizens of China might believe it’s a sin to kill a baby, but do the people in the government? Are their leaders cruel or at the very least committing a sin by preventing over populating and bringing their country to ruins? I have never heard of someone thinking logically as a sin. But when that logic is put into a harmful position people see the here and now, what type of damage it is doing that we can see without eyes, not the bigger more catastrophic damage it will do when they are no longer around. It is hard for anyone to sit around and not do anything to help when we see people getting hurt or dying. It is much easier to say killing deer is wrong then to think how quickly their numbers grow and how over populating kills humans and how they will run out of food, upsetting the eco system down the road. Being nice feels better than cold logic but is not as good of a choice in the long run. So why is it then that

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