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Father Bernabe Cobo - Inca Religion and Customs - Sin

Identifier

011758

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

So the Inca defined sin as 'that which hurts', like Jesus did.

Whereas Cobo clearly had a completely different definition of sin.  Maybe this is why the Spanish employed torture, including the priests.

 

 

A description of the experience

Father Bernabe Cobo - Inca Religion and Customs [translated by Roland Hamilton]

Although they did agree that the bad people would be condemned and the good people would be saved, they were unable to distinguish the good people from the bad ones [according to Cobo's definition].

…..even though their customs were depraved, it was impossible to condemn the nobles. The inferno was only for the common people, such as thieves and sorcerers who used herbs to kill, other people like them, ….. Moreover, they paid no attention to any other kinds of sin.

The source of the experience

Incas

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Sin [and vice]

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Dont hurt

Commonsteps

References