“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” In the definitions provided by religious texts and sects, sins are the negative things that we do to our neighbours – and there are many definitions, as well as reasons to sin. Topics include:

  • Religious views of sin

  • What drives us to commit sins?

  • Resisting temptation

  • Sin and forgiveness

  • If we sin and nobody sees it, is it really a sin?

And more.

There are many definitions of sin in the many different religions around the world. Christianity brings us the Seven Deadly Sins and the Ten Commandments as its basis. Many types of sin are those in which the rewards we experience outweigh the consequences, driving us to step outside of the moral bounds set by religious views. We encourage Whizolosophers to explore this philosophical area and discuss sin, forgiveness and the concepts that swirl around them, from both a religious and non-spiritual viewpoint.

Why do we commit sins, knowing it's wrong? Do we feel that if nobody catches us then it doesn't count? Perhaps nobody can see it, so it's just fine? There are so many potential ways to slip into sinfulness that it's hard to define the ways in which we can avoid it. Let's consider wrongdoing, how to avoid being drawn into these situations, and the ways in which forgiveness plays into them.