送交者: 匆匆过客 于 2005-11-09, 14:11:31:
回答: 同居 由 xj 于 2005-11-09, 13:38:03:
Now that's an open sin. hehe.
open here means overt, open to view. For example, murder is an open sin. There are also sins of the tongue and mental attitude sins.
I learned the lesson in my english literature class where some kind of wine was used as a metaphor in one of those stories we needed to read and I had no idea what it meant. It turned out to be bible wording.
BTW, devil's advocate means a person who champions the less accepted cause for the sake of argument (m-w.com)