A sin to think about sinning?

Is it a sin to think about sinning? I dont know how to be more specific. Like, is it a sin to think about commiting a mortal sin?

I don’t know if its a sin unless your filled with lustful thoughts, you obviously know what your thinking about and its a mortal sin, so you need to get rid of those thoughts, before you act on them. The mind is the devils workshop. It is good your putting a lot of thought on something before acting on it, means the Holy Spirit is working in you.:slight_smile:

I would hope not. Otherwise we wouldn’t be able to study moral theology.


Not as long as one keeps in mind that it is sin and is not in fact planning to do it.

If thinking about sins was of itself sinful, we would all need to be hermits.

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