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By never mentioning sin, the need for confession, and atonment, and amending lives to reject occasions of sin, we now have generations of Catholics who don't believe anything is a sin except what is in the 10 Commandments
They have lots of atonment for their Clinton assaults, this is certainly a step in the right direction.
But like the victims of a horrendous crime, the Chinese are not going to forgive anything less than full atonment.
It is probable Uncle Billy thought going through the mud "sock! sock!" sinking into the mud well-nigh chin deep, and being grinned at while in that pitiable condition by that impudent and wicked "jacker-mer-lantern," was a sufficient atonment.
That a God, to undo a rule he created, sends a man to be sacrificed as a blood atonment for all our sins, which he is directly responsible for so that we can all go and live in a cloud theme park.
thanks for the comments. this piece very much answers the mystic in me. theologically, we HAVE to get outside of time--Christ's death and sacrifice happened in such a way that it envelopes the whole of human history. full atonment for all sin that had happened up to that point or would happen until history is closed . . .