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View Poll Results: Which of the following things are sinful?
I am a Christian / Catholic, adultery 15 62.50%
I am a Christian / Catholic, premarital relations 11 45.83%
I am a Christian / Catholic, homosexual acts 12 50.00%
I am a Christian / Catholic, viewing pornography 13 54.17%
I am a Christian / Catholic, cheating on taxes 16 66.67%
I am a Christian / Catholic, disobeying dying parents' last wishes 4 16.67%
I am a Christian / Catholic, listening to secular rock music 0 0%
I am a Christian / Catholic, gambling 6 25.00%
I am a Christian / Catholic, consulting an astrologist 8 33.33%
I am a Christian / Catholic, drinking alcohol 2 8.33%
I am a Christian / Catholic, abortion 15 62.50%
I am a Christian / Catholic, smoking 7 29.17%
I am a Christian/Catholic and do not believe in sin 3 12.50%
I am not a Christian/Catholic, adultery 6 25.00%
I am not a Christian/Catholic, premarital relations 1 4.17%
I am not a Christian/Catholic, homosexual acts 2 8.33%
I am not a Christian/Catholic, viewing pornography 2 8.33%
I am not a Christian/Catholic, cheating on taxes 6 25.00%
I am not a Christian/Catholic, disobeying dying parents' last wishes 2 8.33%
I am not a Christian/Catholic, listening to secular rock music 0 0%
I am not a Christian/Catholic, gambling 1 4.17%
I am not a Christian/Catholic, consulting an astrologist 2 8.33%
I am not a Christian/Catholic, drinking alcohol 0 0%
I am not a Christian/Catholic, abortion 2 8.33%
I am not a Christian/Catholic, smoking 1 4.17%
I am not a Christian/Catholic, and do not believe in sin 7 29.17%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-20-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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Which of the following acts are sinful, extentuating circumstances excluded (e.g. when a mother's life is at risk for an abortion could be excluded even if you checked abortion).
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:16 AM
 
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One of the worst sins of all is war and there is so much destruction in people lives and the lives of people long after war and also the lack of food for people who are starving .... so if people do not see this sinful than you will see it as alright.......
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:31 AM
 
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Sorry, but your poll IMO is kind of like having to answer "yes or no" questions.

I am a Christian - but I think there are a lot of gray areas on a lot of the "sins" that you mentioned.
Most importantly, I believe it's not up to us to judge eachother. Whether our "sins" are justified, understandable, or forgivable, is up to The Lord. I will leave those decisions up to Him.

I could go back and tell you which things I think are more wrong than others and under what circumstances certain situations I think are more forgivable than others. But that would take a lot of time and typing. Not sure if you are interested in that.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I am Christian.

One issue I have with many denominations is that they like to make-up 'sins' that God did not list as being sins.

God lists adultery, homosexual acts as sin.

God does not say that these others things are sins in themselves: pornography,
cheating on taxes, disobeying dying parents' last wishes, listening to secular rock music, gambling, consulting an astrologist, drinking alcohol, abortion, smoking.

I understand that by man's logic, it can be reasoned and conjectured that each of them could be sinful if done in a particular manner. But who defines sin? Man or God.

Do we ignore God? To give greater praise to Man?
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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Do we ignore God? To give greater praise to Man?
Sums it up.

Jesus said to love God and our neighbor - on these hinge all the law. It's a fact that our very nature is opposed to the things of Christ, so what does that tell us - to judge things according to their right/wrong qualities? Doesn't that sound a little like the tree we shouldn't eat from?

Jesus said, "I am the way, truth and the life." His life must be the source of our outlook on life, our dealings with people, and how we approach everything.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:57 AM
 
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I am Christian.

One issue I have with many denominations is that they like to make-up 'sins' that God did not list as being sins.

God lists adultery, homosexual acts as sin.

God does not say that these others things are sins in themselves: pornography,
cheating on taxes, disobeying dying parents' last wishes, listening to secular rock music, gambling, consulting an astrologist, drinking alcohol, abortion, smoking.

I understand that by man's logic, it can be reasoned and conjectured that each of them could be sinful if done in a particular manner. But who defines sin? Man or God.

Do we ignore God? To give greater praise to Man?
The Bible does not lump ALL same-sex acts as a sin. The Bible has a context and culture you know. There were very specific sexual acts being referred to in the Bible. I realize you conservatives love to pull random verses out of context and throw them into the 21st Century without any reference to language, culture, or context, but it's really really awful hermeneutics and needs to stop.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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The Bible does not lump ALL same-sex acts as a sin. The Bible has a context and culture you know. There were very specific sexual acts being referred to in the Bible. I realize you conservatives love to pull random verses out of context and throw them into the 21st Century without any reference to language, culture, or context, but it's really really awful hermeneutics and needs to stop.
I am not sure why you conservatives want to do that.

You really should then stop.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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Three of them stuck out to me as being sins. The rest - no.

1) Cheating on taxes
2) Aduletry
3) Ignoring a dying parents last wishes
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Three of them stuck out to me as being sins. The rest - no.

1) Cheating on taxes
2) Aduletry
3) Ignoring a dying parents last wishes
I can see that, since they are each listed in Leviticus by God as being sinful.

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Old 01-21-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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Even for a non-Christian, the Ten Commandments should still be followed.

Not that Iím saying that I always do, but in a perfect world, where you were not punished for doing so, that should be the case.
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