Which Human Sin Is the Most Harmful?

Sin is not a topic we discuss very often. Do we even remember the “seven deadly sins” of Christian theology? Are they relevant today? If not, how would we answer the question posed by the title of today’s talk?

How about some other questions:
If you believe in God, what is your god’s job description?
Are religion and spirituality the same? If not, how do they differ?
Is revenge always bad?
Why is forgiveness important?

Harold Kushner, the eminent Jewish rabbi and author, will help us think about these and related questions.

Dick Smythe is an entomologist retired from the research division of the US Forest Service. Throughout his life he has maintained two dominant interests: first, his fascination with the natural world – our non-human environment and endless source of wonder; second, his abiding interest in religion/theology – a subject of continuing education and challenge.

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