I have a problem with the various powers that have represented Christianity over the last couple thousand years and the way they inject their own personal beliefs into the scriptures that are treated as canon. The Catholic church is of course the most notable offender, but there are countless Protestant denominations that have done the same. This has led me to pretty much question everything, and the most recent subject to fall under my scrutiny is the meaning of "sin". If we reread the Bible (even in the modern English translations), and simply remove our understanding of the meaning of the word sin, and instead attempt to glean its meaning based on its context, it doesn't necessarily mean "evil" in the degree or context we have assigned it. Upon doing some additional research, I have found that the Hebrew word that is usually translated to "sin" is the word "chet", which is also used in countless other areas where we would never think to assign a sense of "evil". In fact, it would seem to simply mean "mistake" - not necessarily indicating any particular malfeasance at all, but rather something less than perfect. Well, I know of no one would suggest humans ARE perfect - so this would make perfect sense to me. Any other thoughts or contributions to the subject out there?