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There is no sin but ignorance. (Christopher Marlowe) Sin is the failure of an imperfectly made being to keep a perfect law. (Matthew Pearl-"The Dante Club") ASSUMPTION: Sin does not exist Until or unless It is publicized. PRESUMPTION: Public scandal Is what makes A sinful act offensive. QUESTION: Is sin in silence Still a sin? DISCOURSE: There was a time When virtue was its own reward, But, over the course Of human interaction, That concept seems to have Acquired a variety Of different interpretations, As well as to have suffered A noticeable decrease in value As well as in popularity. To sin is still, And always will be, A human prerogative, But to keep it a secret, Nowadays, Is practically impossible. CONCLUSION: At all levels of society, Too many have learned, Too well, The art of removing scruples, The science of loosening the bonds Of human conscience, And have convinced themselves That sin in silence Is not a sin at all.

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Date: 11/5/2022 7:46:00 PM
All I can say is Yup! Last part sums it up perfectly, Jim.
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 11/6/2022 6:39:00 AM
Don't ask, don't tell. Thanks, G.
Date: 11/2/2022 12:09:00 PM
When sin is defined as transgression of God's law and rebellion against God, it certainly can occur in "silence", since there is no thing that is private to the Almighty. Perhaps another sin is our perverse desire to redefine words such that a thing no longer appears to be a thing? Interesting stuff, Jim!
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 11/2/2022 12:12:00 PM
Thanks, Jeff.