Posted 02 January 2015 - 06:54 PM
Regarding the word sin and the deity Sin, I don't think they are related. Sin is an English word used to translate numerous Hebrew and Greek words used in the Bible. Sin in Old English was synn, and originally it was a term used to describe an offense against the laws, not a Christian religious term, the word just got applied differently later, when a fitting word was sought in translating the Bible.
Both Christianity and Islam are full of paganism, a fact I love pointing out when a Christian or Muslim goes lyrical on me about how superior their religions are. I had a conversation with a Muslim neighbour the other day, and I seriously pissed him off by pointing out that the Ka'aba (their most sacred site) was originally a place of pagan worship.
what once was known,
forgetfulness is fleeting.”