THIS IS GLORIOUS.
I WAS JUST THINKING EARLIER TODAY ABOUT HOW THE WORD “SIN” IS LITERALLY JUST THE CHRISTIAN NOUN FORM OF “PROBLEMATIC” AND THEN I FIND THIS ON HEZEKIAH’S BLOG AND THIS IS THE SECOND BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO ME ALL DAY.
Also “loss” as in “what a loss” but yay for good translations and less Christianese.
Thank you for your praise! :)
For future reference: The concept of sin is also in Judaism, though Jewish thought about what things are sinful and how to atone for them differs from Christian thought.
Hmm — should I change “Christian” up there to “Christian/Jewish”? Not sure if that would be better or suggest a false equivalence.
I think leaving it as is is fine.
“Problematic” just makes it sound so trivial, though… personally I feel like “wicked” is the right word choice here. Sin is something God is against, and to me that feels a little more serious than “problematic”? I don’t know.
Well I don’t know about you, but I think God is against “problematicness” too.
“Sin” is a vague word that basically boils down to “not perfection,” and that’s what I like about this comparison — that it makes sin/wickedness sound a lot less dramatic and more mundane.
I guess that’s a good point; my idea was that sin is something God hates, and that’s a way more serious crime that warrants more than a “problematic” label, but honestly I can see where this is coming from, too: everyone sins, so making people out to be evil and wicked is a bit redundant. So perhaps sin being mundane can be okay :)
[…] place to start, then, may as well be with the concept of sin itself. As I have… mentioned, before… I think the word “sin” has been given more melodramatic connotations […]
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