Am I being Scrupulous?


#1

Hello,

Today in the morning I downloaded a GIF keyboard app and it required my consent because it was apt only for those who are 17 and above do to possible content in nsfw gifs. Out of curiosity I started searching such GIFs but whe searching for them I covered the screen with my hand (to not see much, only faces) I did see one of an explicit behind. My intent was to confirm the app had such content, not to see it later but only out of curiosity. Before searching them I actually thought, “By searching them you are exposing yourself to temptation, and you know that is sinful itself, thus you would commit a mortal sin.” Besides this I did not commit any other sin. If I told myself it would be a mortal sin, is it really that? Do I derermine my own mortal sin by commiting myself beforehand in the manner that I did?


#2

Scrupulosity and guidance on spiritual matters is best discussed with your priest, not random strangers on the internet.


#3

You tried to not see the bad images, you were seeing if this was something you could view in good conscience. You discovered it wasn’t (naked images) then I presume you left the site then and there. These instances can certainly be grey areas and can be occasions of sin that could lead to mortal sin. I would simply bring it to your next confession, tell the priest what you told us then be done.

I would certainly avoid these types of websites in the future. Very few of them would actually be acceptable for a Catholic, and it is placing yourself in the occasion of sin to attempt to sort through them all. Just better to avoid these websites all together.


#4

Thanks for your helpful reply. This is what I needed help with in discerning because I do not want to skip communion in the next mass I attend.

God bless,
Roberto


#5

Yes. Scrupulous. Speaking with a priest could help.


#6

So your reception of the Eucharist is based on a random stranger on the internet and not your confessor or your conscience? Why give that responsibility to a stranger. I would not want it for if one opinion is wrong then you make an accomplice out of a stranger. You and a confessor/ spiritual guide should be the only ones you ask.


#7

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