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  •  short answer is people don't believe what they (1+ / 0-)
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    profess so a sin is when you do something that displeases me while the same act is not a sin if I do it because there are extenuating circumstances

    I am struck by this as an interview with a convicted murderer by Werner Hertzog has the murderer claiming he should be released because he is now a Christian and repents his crime.  However repentance requires both mitigation and acceptance of punishment.  this is an element which is missing in much of modern day Fundamentalism.  When the sinner asks for forgiveness, in their eyes, he is relieved of any expiation on his part for his transgression or a Get out of Hell Free card.  

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