In Abrahamic contexts, sin is the act of violating God's will. Sin can also be viewed as anything within individuals that violates the ideal relationship between them and God.

Some crimes are regarded as sins and some sins are regarded as greater than others. In this nuanced concept of sin, sins fall in a spectrum from least corrupt and evil to greatest evil. Catholicism regards the least corrupt sins as venial sins—which are part of human living and carry little divine consequence. Conversely, sins of great evil are mortal sins—which bring the dire consequence of going to Hell if unrepented.

Sins of careless living are considered destructive and lead to greater sins according to the Seven Deadly Sins. Another concept of sin deals with things that exist on Earth but not in Heaven. Food, for example, while a necessary good for the (health of the temporal) body, is not of (eternal) transcendental living and therefore its excessive savoring is considered a sin.

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Examples - Homoiconicity in Lisp
... sin 1.1) (cos 2.03)) in infix sin(1.1)*cos(2.03) Create above expression with the primitive Lisp function LIST and set the variable EXPRESSION to the result (setf ... a string (princ-to-string expression) -> "(* (SIN 1.1) (SIN 2.03))" Read the expression from a string (read-from-string "(* (SIN 1.1) (SIN 2.03))") -> (* (SIN 1.1) (SIN 2.03)) returns a list of lists ...
Dante Innferno - Overview and Vestibule of Hell
... Each sin's punishment in Inferno is a contrapasso, a symbolic instance of poetic justice for example, fortune-tellers have to walk forward with their heads on backward, unable to see what is ahead, because ... This symbolizes the sting of their conscience and the repugnance of sin ... a fashion fitting their crimes each sinner is afflicted for all of eternity by the chief sin he committed ...
... with an end to producing in them an awareness of, and sense of guilt for, their sins, a recognition of their need for God's forgiveness, repentance (i.e ... the disposition to turn away from their sin)) and faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord ... The Holy Spirit will convince the world of sin ...
Ivan Busic - Discography
... Platina - Platina (1986) ... The Key - A Chave do Sol (1987) ...
Elexis Sinclaire
... Elexis Sinclaire is a fictional character in the SiN first-person shooter video game series by Ritual Entertainment and Sin The Movie, an anime film produced by ADV Films along with Ritual Entertainment ... who is the main antagonist character in the SiN series ...

Famous quotes containing the word sin:

    There are many definite methods, honest and dishonest, which make people rich; the only “instinct” I know of which does it is that instinct which theological Christianity crudely describes as “the sin of avarice.”
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
    Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
    It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
    Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
    But if it be a sin to covet honor
    I am the most offending soul alive.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    O, what authority and show of truth
    Can cunning sin cover itself withal!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)