Deadly Sins for Lively Liberals: Introduction

Now what, a series on sin? Yes, if we understand sin as separation. Specifically, sin is the intentional division of that which has been declared whole. It is a dualism gone wild. It opposes the “Out of Many, One” worldview of the Oglala Sioux we considered last month. Is there room for sin in the modern liberal religious lexicon? Or shall we drop it altogether? The helpful answer, it seems, lies somewhere between these two poles. In the coming weeks we’ll take a look at each of the seven deadly sins and consider their application in the lives of Unitarian Universalists.

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