Accidentally viewing porn


#1

I was on Facebook looking at pictures related to the nfl playoffs (I’m really into football), when I saw a random and out of place pornographic image. I scrolled down quickly, but then I thought maybe I should report the picture to the Facebook administration in hopes of it getting removed. I tried to scroll up slow to avoid looking at it, but I saw it and then quickly scrolled down again. Did I commit a mortal sin?


#2

No.


#3

No it was an accident. It was neither mortal nor venial matter. It was an ACCIDENT.

You even showed virtue by looking away. You went back thinking you should have it removed from the site, not out of curiosity or lust. Next time YOU aren’t responsible for getting the image off. Just ignore it completely next time, don’t try to help. It won’t do anything to take it off and will just stir up your tender conscience. Also, a good Ad blocking software can help mitigate this problem. Unfortunately even with the best software it will still occur. That’s the world’s fault not yours. :wink:


#4

Don’t take this to mean in anyway whatsoever that pornography is anything other than a scourge on humanity, but strictly speaking, a naked woman’s/man’s body isn’t even venially sinful, let alone mortally sinful. Pornography is gravely sinful because of how little it shows, not because of how much.

You know whether or not you were intentionally and freely viewing pornography with lust. If the answer is yes, go to Confession.


#5

First off, Go Cards! (Sorry your Ravens had a bad season though). With that said, in my experience with stuff the NFL posts on FB, avoid the comments out of prudence. Sadly, a lot of commenters are really immature and post things from rude memes to really sexually inappropriate memes. So out of prudence, just skip the comments.


#6

Facebook is a depressive cancer that ruins lives. Best to not even be a part of it. Blessings!


#7

A mortal sin require full consent. Do not overthink.


#8

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