I would have to, with respect, disagree in part with you there. Though "the exact Christian representation" of the idea of sin isn't there... the universal idea of a violation of something (a moral value or ethic) to God, to a government or a principle is always there. So wrongdoing... or "somethin' somethin' done gone wrong" is always there and universally recognized.<quoted text>(sin is) not shared in other countries or religions. So it's not a universal explanation.
Buddhist and Hindus believe in the idea that negative actions causes negative karma which in turn produces negative consequences. We were recently discussing witches and even those on the right-handed path "sometimes" observe something the threefold law of return and the rede.... so forth and so on with other religious concepts of some violation. Heck, even with the intro of thermodynamics in the industrial age had its disappointment.... as "entropy" violated the "original intent" and desire in the industrial age for thermodynamics.
Basically, sin is like entropy in one virtual sense. Entropy in physics is the measure of chaos and disorder within a closed system. Adam and Eve were in a closed system state of perfectedness (with autonomous freewill mind you, that is, the freedom to choose) and they lost that perfectedness when Adam himself chose to disobey - and that is when sin entered into that closed system...and entro-...ah... I mean sin has been on the increase ever since the dawn of our own age.
"Therefore, just as sin entered the world THROUGH ONE MAN, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people..." Romans 5:12