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This editorial is on sin, but nevertheless you might be interested

From the July 1987 issue of The Christian Science Journal


As we look around at the back and forth of ordinary life—all the telephone calls, incidental conversations, television, newspapers, and magazines—we might wonder whether the word sin had been packed up and spirited away one night when no one was looking. A few years ago the title of a popular book raised the question Whatever Became of Sin? The author mused: "In all of the laments and reproaches made by our seers and prophets, one misses any mention of 'sin,' a word which used to be a veritable watchword of prophets.