“Like us in all things except sin”

The phrase isn’t understood until we hear it almost as a joke.

Nothing counts as a sin unless it is an abuse of human life and a squandering of properly human talents. Sin is to being human what sabotaging cars is to mechanical skill or torturing people is to surgical skill. So if ten men went to medical school and nine of them used their knowledge of the nervous system to cause maximal amounts of pain while extracting confessions while the other went on to work in a hospital, the last guy would be a surgeon like the others in all things but torture, just as Christ is a man like all others in all things but sin.


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