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Free will [specified conscience] relies on norms [thinkgroup and thinkdivine] . Many of these norms are built over time. Many are handed down by God. Many are created out of the cloth of deception, telling the interpellated what they want to hear.
Sin [thinkgroup] may eclipse awareness of any true (not deceptive) norm [thinkdivine].
In this regard, sin is opposed to the meaning of history, especially the history of salvation. Sin is in history. But since sin derives from freedom, sin is antihistorical.
[To me, this recalls Jung’s archetypes, which are “antihistorical”. A better word would be “ahistorical”.
Perhaps, here, we may see another delineation of the definition of “religion”. So far, “religion” has been defined according to the criteria of the intersecting nested forms and relation to sovereign power.
Here, “religion” is archetypal in the precise sense that “primordial images never occur in their archetypal purity” but always specified through historical circumstance.
But there could be another association.]