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Friday, April 01, 2011

Sin and Science

Why is sloth sin?  A fascinating response by a psychology scholar: 
Procrastination and The Science of Sin | Psychology Today
"Sloth is a sin in the sense that we feel the weight of the moral blame for not living up to our commitment to ourselves to act as we intend. It falls into the category of sin, as opposed to some less important moral failing, because it contributes to a failure to live life fully."
What interests me is the this article being part of a larger trend, that connects science with the concept of sin.  Though less so in this article, many are explaining away sin via behavioral and neuroscience explanations, and thus, removing culpability.

Elsewhere, the explanation is that the Biblical writes simply weren't as enlightened as we are about physiology and psychology.  What they called sin, we are supposed to understand as a genetic predisposition or evolutionary design. 

Just another little insight to the culture that needs to be addressed from a Biblical worldview from preachers and Biblical scholars and ethicists.

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