What Sin Actually Is

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Translated into plain language, sin is maladaptive behavior, beliefs or  thoughts.

Adaptive behavior is that which contributes to the survival and well being of a species. Maladaptive behavior is just the opposite, Maladaptive behavior is what causes a species to go extinct.

According to Jesus anger and other negative emotions constitute sin. A person experiencing anger, is harming himself. Is that not true? It is also written that the wages of sin are death. The wages of maladaptive behavior are also death.  Sin and maladaptive behavior are one in the same. Sin is the descriptive term iused in religious circles. Maladaptive is the term used in secular discussions.

Is it  a sin to believe lies? Of course it is. Believing lies constitutes maladaptive behavior. The greatest disasters in history have been the result of the massive belief in lies.

What is typical of sin/maladaptive behavior?

Is smoking a cigarette a sin? Is smoking a cigarette maladaptive? Those questions are easy to answer. Does maladaptive behavior offend God? That is a different question. Maladaptive behavior is the same with people who don’t believe in God as it is with people who do.

Are there any benefits to sin? Yes, there are. Where there no benefits no one would want to sin.

The most clear characteristic of sin is that benefits are generally up front. The costs go on for as long a eternity. Lets suppose some sin leads to happiness. Happiness really doesn’t last forever. The cost of temporary happiness, can easily exceed the benefits over time. It constitutes maladaptive behavior when that happens. Is happiness worth the price? Very often it is not.

Maladaptive behavior and sin are one in the same. Terms used in old scriptures have parallels in the secular world. Only the language and  connotations are different.


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James Quillian independent scholar,free market economist,and teacher of natural law. Who is James Quillian? Certainly I am nobody special, Just a tireless academic and deep thinker. Besides that, I have broken the code with respect to economics and political science. Credentials? Nothing you would be impressed with. I am not a household name. It is hard to become famous writing that virtually no one in the country is genuinely not in touch with reality. But, if I did not do that, there would be no point in my broking the broken the code. If you read the blog, it is easy to see that there are just a few charts, no math and no quantitative analysis. That is not by accident. Given what I know, those items are completely useless. I do turn out to be highly adept at applying natural law. Natural law has predominance over any principles the social science comes up. By virtue of understanding natural law, I can debunk, in just a few sentences , any theory that calls for intervention by a government. My taking the time to understand the ins and outs of Keynes General Theory is about like expecting a chemistry student to completely grasp all that the alchemists of the middle ages thought they understood in efforts to turn base metals into goal. Keynesian theory clearly calls for complete objectivity. Government can only make political decisions. Keynesian techniques call for economic decisions. So, why go any further with that? Fantasy Free Economics is in a sense a lot like technical analysis. Technical analysis began with the premise that it was impossible to gain enough information studying fundamentals to gain a trading advantage. Study the behavior of investors instead. Unlike technical analysis, I don't use technical charts. What I understand are the incentives of different people and entities active in the economics arena. For example, there is no such thing as an incentive to serve with life in the aggregate. In the aggregate, only self interest applies. It is routinely assumed otherwise. That is highly unappealing. But, I am sorry. That is the way it is. I can accept that because I am genuinely in touch with reality. Step one in using Fantasy Free Economics is for me to understand just how little I really know. A highly credentialed economist may know 100 times what I do based on the standard dogma. Compare the knowledge each of us has compared to all there is to know and we both look like we know nothing at all. There is always more than we don't know than what we do know. I am humble enough to present myself on that basis. Why? That is the way it is. I am not bad at math. I have taught math. What I understand is when to use it and when to rely on something else. Math is useless in natural law so I don't use it. While others look at numbers, I am busy understanding the forces in nature that makes their numbers what they are. That gives me a clear advantage.
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1 year ago

Amen bro! The dividend for obedience for out ways the payment for sin: