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Sin (Catholic Church)

Sin (Catholic Church) Nature of Sin Since sin is a moral evil, it is necessary in the first place to determine what is meant by evil, and in particular by moral evil. Evil is defined by St. Thomas (De malo, 2:2) as a privation of form or order or due...

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What is Sin?

What is Sin? Sin is a term used to describe either an action that is prohibited in religious ethics or law, or a fallen state of being. The religious concept of sin is tied to a cluster of interrelated issues including atonement, theodicy, free will, ethics, guilt, and law. Although many religions contain concepts...

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Mortal Sin

Mortal Sin? A mortal sin (Latin: peccatum mortale), in Catholic theology, is a gravely sinful act, which can lead to damnation if a person does not repent of the sin before death. A sin is considered to be “mortal” when its quality is such that it leads to a separation of that person...

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Anantarika-karma

Anantarika-karma Ānantarika-karma or ānantarika-kamma is a heinous crime that through karmic process brings immediate disaster. They are called ‘anantarika’ because they are ‘an’ (without) ‘antara’ (interval), in other words the results immediately come to fruition in the next life, i.e. the participant goes straight to hell. These are considered so heinous that Buddhists and...

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Sin

Sin Sin is a transgression against divine law. Sin can also be viewed as any thought or action that endangers the ideal relationship between an individual and God; or as any diversion from the perceived ideal order for human living. Sins are generally actions, any thought, word, or act considered...

Shinto rituals begin with a process of purification, often involving the washing of the hands and mouth at the temizu basin; this example is at Itsukushima Jinja.

Shinto Concept of Sin

Shinto Concept of Sin In Shinto, there is no concept of original sin or karma. But ancient Japanese considered all unhappy or unfortunate incidents, such as diseases or natural hazards, as sins. Yet, they were not the cause in the individual, but in external factors. And they considered sin to...

Jewish Views On Sin

Jewish Views On Sin Judaism regards the violation of any of the 613 commandments as a sin. Judaism teaches that to sin is a part of life, since there is no perfect man and everyone has an inclination to do evil “from his youth”. Sin has many classifications and degrees. Some...

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Hamartiology

Hamartiology Hamartiology  is the branch of Christian theology which aims to develop and articulate a doctrine of the biblical concept of sin. Substantial branches of hamartiological understanding subscribe to the doctrine of original sin, which the Apostle Paul is claimed to have espoused in Romans 5:12-19 and which was popularized...

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Buddhist Views on Sin

Buddhist Views on Sin There are a few differing Buddhist views on sin. American Zen author Brad Warner states that in Buddhism there is no concept of sin at all. The Buddha Dharma Education Association also expressly states “The idea of sin or original sin has no place in Buddhism.”Zen student and author Barbara O’Brien has said...

Bahá’í Views On Sin

Bahá’í Views on Sin Bahá’ís consider humans to be naturally good, fundamentally spiritual beings. Human beings were created because of God’s immeasurable love for us. However, the Bahá’í teachings compare the human heart to a mirror, which, if turned away from the light of the sun (i.e. God), is incapable...

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