"Sin" is a concept of religion. It only applies to those who believe in it. In abrahamic mythology, people are born into it. Even the most natural human emotions are considered a "sin". Basically you're not aloud to feel a certain way or even think about certain things or else you're "sinning". They set up an impossible standard for everyone to make it seem like everyone needs a "savior".
Adam and Eve never sinned. But one day they were tempted by the snake, and God forbid them from the Garden. Never to come back. If Adam and Eve never ate the fruit, we all would've never sinned our entire lives, and we would all be in God's Garden.
"Sin" is a human invention. Each religion picks things (usually things harmful to the community but sometimes just things the people in power disapprove of) and declared those things to be especially bad, not only offensive to the community but offensive to whatever god they are following. From then on they are "sins." For instance major religions today consider prostitution to be not only illegal but a SIN. But past religions (not devil worshipers, just people with different gods) felt that prostitution was not SIN but a duty to their gods, the proceeds earned being donated to the temple. "Sin" is in the eye of the beholder.
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Jesus, himself, sinned. He picked corn on the Sabbath, which was a sin to do and told many people not to stone a woman for adultery, when stoning was the law and he told the crowd to break the law, which was also a sin. On the day of his crucifixion; if the Romans did not think of him as a sinner, they would not have hung him on the cross. No one in this entire world is perfect. We are the only ones in control of our lives. God's plan is to keep us from sin, but with the way our minds work, it's impossible. Everyone sins. There's not one person who doesn't sin. It's human nature. Also, since Adam and Eve sinned, we are a part of them, so sin runs throughout our blood and veins.
Sadly we inherited the habit of sinning. The first to sin was Eve then Adam and they are our ancestors so it runs in our genes. As time keeps passing it will become more difficult to not sin and do the right thing.
If people didn't sin, what would they need redemption for? You can't sell people a solution unless you can convince them that they have a problem. Therefore, the relentless marketing campaign to make you believe that you are born with a sinful nature and that there is nothing you can do, say or think that is not a sin. It's quite brilliant, really.
This is like asking "why are people muggles?" The fact is that none of us are magical, so how can you augment people by saying that some or all of us are nonmagical and therefore muggles?
You ask why people sin when its just a made up concept- like muggles. There is no sin, its just the negative assertion of a set of actions- just like the word muggle. We don't use magic and we don't sin because magic isn't real and neither is sin.
This is my belief and maybe I'm wrong but as far as I'm concerned you are just entranced by a religion and deluded about the nature of reality if you are convinced that people are somehow "sinning."
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Man was created in “God’s image.” (Ge 1:26, 27) He, like all other created things, existed and was created because of God’s will. (Re 4:11) God’s assigning work to him showed that man was to serve God’s purpose on earth. (Ge 1:28; 2:8, 15) According to the inspired apostle, man was created to be both “God’s image and glory” (1Co 11:7), hence to reflect the qualities of his Creator, conducting himself so as to reflect the glory of God. As God’s earthly son, man should resemble, or be like, his heavenly Father. To be otherwise would be to contradict and reproach the divine parenthood of God.—Compare Mal 1:6. Sin therefore is anything not in harmony with, hence contrary to, God’s personality, standards, ways, and will; anything marring one’s relationship with God. We sin because our first parents Adam and Eve passed on the tendency to do so by their disobedience. (read more at http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200004132?q=sin&p=par)