Originally Posted By: Revlgking
Ellis, I sin when I consciously and knowingly choose to do that which is harmful and evil.

All sin is evil, but all evil--for example killing, animals or humans to save the lives of innocent others--is not sin. There are times when we have to choose the lesser of two evils.

Then to know you are not sinning would be to know the outcome of your actions and that they are not in any way harmful. That is from the ego a relative and speculative game of projections and values. Otherwise sinning is from ignorance of action and outcome.

Just a thought, but the excuse of sacrifice that is for the benefit of others has been used more than once. The Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades come to mind, as well as the genocide that took place in Nazi Germany. According to those who were the ruling class making the determination, there was no sin, but rather Gods will taken into human hands, and that action was for the greater GOOD.
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