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Sin vs. Wrongdoing

But they pointed out that sin was actually a much more hopeful concept than simple wrongdoing. Wrongdoing implies no particular narrative, whereas sin comes from a religious tradition that insists on the possibility of redemption. Far from implying an indelible stain, sin implies the possibility of salvation.

—from Gay and Catholic by Eve Tushnet, Ch. 3: Evidence for the Prosecution

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