Re: The Unfathomable

John Clark (
Thu, 4 Nov 1999 11:41:46 -0500

Cynthia <> On November 03, 1999 Wrote:

> I don't understand what is wrong about saying that we are all sinners???

If ALL people have this property, being a sinner, then there is no contrast. If there is no contrast then the statement has exactly the same meaning as "all people are saints", and that is no meaning at all.

To be honest there is another even more important reason I would never use the phrase "we are all sinners", it makes me sound like a hillbilly.

John K Clark