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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.
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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 . . .
yes, exactly Sara 2008