In all major religions, an unethical act in disobedience to a personal God.
In ancient Israel, there were personal sin and national sin- usually idolatry.
Some Christians hold that all acts are good, indifferent, or sinful;
others that there are no indifferent acts.
Roman Catholics are required to confess mortal sins, i.e., those committed with
knowing and deliberate intent in a serious matter (see PENANCE );
other sins are venial.
The seven deadly sins are pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy,
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Definitions courtesy The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia