On 8 Jul 2001, at 11:49, J. R. Molloy wrote:
> Lee Corbin wrote,
> > But we are not short of other words that more clearly describe
> > the breaking of moral maxims, certainly not in English anyway.
> > So one cannot help but suspect that people who wish to use the
> > word "sin" in a serious way have something more on their plate.
> I'll say they do! They aren't satisfied with pointing out that someone has
> made a mistake. Oh, no! It has to be much worse than a mere mistake. For
> sinning, you will burn in hell for all eternity! Now, I ask you, what kind of
> sadistic rat bastard makes up crap like that to scare little children?
The same ones who want to sing children to sleep with:
Rock a bye baby in the tree top
When the wind blows the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall
and down will come baby, cradle and all
or teach them the following bedtime prayer:
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the lord my soul to keep
And if I die before I wake
I pray the lord my soul to take.
That stuff used to scare the s**t out of me when I was a kid ;)
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