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#30669 - 05/31/01 02:53 PM Antonym for "sin"  
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Hey guys,in the hope that we all agree on the meaning of the word "sin"-mainly committing something prohibited by God-.What would you call an action encouraged,advised by God?

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#30670 - 05/31/01 02:59 PM Re: Antonym for "sin"  

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virtue?


#30671 - 05/31/01 03:06 PM Re: Antonym for "sin"  
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this too shall pass
from the Church's POV, absolutely - capital sins (bon voyage, CK ;) and cardinal virtues.


#30672 - 05/31/01 03:08 PM Re: Antonym for "sin"  
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from the Church's POV...

...apart from Manila


#30673 - 05/31/01 03:31 PM Re: Cardinal Virtues  
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The Cardinal Virtues: prudence, temperance, courage, justice. Hi Sparteye


#30674 - 05/31/01 03:36 PM Re: Cardinal Virtues  
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wow intones the Cardinal Virtues: prudence, temperance, courage, justice.

yes; I was always... fascinated by how many more... opportunities there were for Sin.
8-)


#30675 - 05/31/01 03:44 PM Re: Cardinal Virtues  
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...and how much less DULL


#30676 - 05/31/01 05:37 PM Re: Cardinal Virtues  
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The sun MUST be over the yardarm somewhere .... who's pouring?


#30677 - 05/31/01 06:35 PM Re: Antonym for "sin"  
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In addition to the virtues noted above, also considering that a sin may be a concrete action, an appropriate antonym would be "good work" or something to that effect. The opposite of maleficence is beneficence, in other words.

P.S. Our esteemed spellchecker suggests "maleness" for maleficence. Was it written by some militant bulldyke or a far-out women's libber?


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re:yes; I was always... fascinated by how many more... opportunities there were for Sin.
oh yes tsuwm-- as a teen ager i learned (when the nuns weren't looking!) that:
"Good girls go heaven-- bad girls get to go every where else!" and like St Augustine-- i was perfectly willing to be good --later!

There is also the (yidish? or hebrew?)mitzvah (as a bar mitzvah)-- a good deed or act-- I don't know a single english word-- and mitzvah sounds more everyday than a cardinal virtue-- and could include something as simple as giving your (hard earned) seat on the subway to an elderly person-- or a pregnant lady.. small acts of kindness..








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