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thoughts as sins-ten commandments

Posted by krazy kat on July 3, 2002, at 9:50:39

In reply to The commandments krazy kat , posted by Lou Pilder on July 2, 2002, at 20:25:08

I could never believe that a thought such as looking upon a friend's wife with natural human lust, is a "sin" or a breaking of a commandment. This is partly why Some branches of Christianty upset me.

Thoughts are thoughts and if a "bad" one slips in there, the best thing to do is let it go and not harbor it. As a child, I would ask God's forgiveness for thinking bad things about my schoolmate who had no manners and cut the water fountain line. I would pray, over and over, that I be purged of the sexual feelings I had at age 10 because that was "wrong". This is partly why I am agnostic today.

Thoughts are not sins - actions are. The Ten Commandments are laws.

Are you a "chosen" one, Lou? Is this why you feel compelled to tell this story?




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