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September 8th, 2005
Word on the Street – Sin

“Do you think sin exists? Why or why not?”

Karina, 21
I don't believe in sin. I think [all "sin"] is human nature. You can't tell people not to lie. It's human nature to lie. It's human nature to be slothful. [But you need to encourage] people to be ethical and conscientious.
Jennifer, 19
I've gone to Catholic school all of my life, but I think people are taught different things and everyone has experienced different things. Ultimately it's up to your own conscience. At the end of the day are you proud of what you've done? Can you look at yourself in the mirror and are you happy with who you are? Is there anything you want to change? If so, you need to do something about it. I think there are some horrible things but ultimately it's up to you.
Syed, 19
I think sin exists. The bad will come back to you. I've experienced it a couple of times in my life.
Alexandria, 21
[Sin] probably does exist. Not too many people pay attention to it. I guess a lot of people don't believe in religion or pay much attention and just don't care.
Sarwar, 22
I don't think it necessarily exists. Maybe society tells us that things are bad or good. Murdering people is a bad thing, but it doesn't have to be derived from religious teachings; it could just be bad.
John, 20
Sin exists. It's all about karma. Everything you do bad to somebody it will come back to you.
Isabella, 18
I think sin exists but I think there are some sins that are less. People need to experience things. Some things are just innately wrong but you personally need to decide what is wrong for you.
Samantha, 19
Sin is something you create. It's about the situations you put yourself in. Sin isn't going to tempt you to do something. You have the freedom to choose. You can put yourself in [situations] and take yourself out. You just need to be strong enough [to resist] and unfortunately a lot of people aren't.

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