The issue here is my pet peeve. REGARDLESS OF OTHER REASONS TO HAVE A STANCE ON THE FOLLOWING ISSUE WE ARE FOR THIS PURPOSE ONLY GOING TO LOOK AT ONE:
Guns, let’s look at one reason that SOME are anti gun:
“I do not have the skills to have a gun therefore they are bad, people like ME shouldn’t have then”
Now see here we are not dealing in this case with a true moral arguement. But rather projection of a personal failing onto all others with a desire to impart that “If I suck everyone esle must too” which makes us feel better about ourselves…
What does this show?
Many in the religion circles project themselves and such. Therefore we have a set of non rule rules. We have claims of many non sin sins. All projected onto others.
What does this mean? Ambiguous situations are individual responsibility. YOU know who YOU are. Like near occasion of sin…
If I go hangout with a den of heroin junkies it would NOT be a near occasion of sin. I have ZERO inclination to engage in such sins. Period, so for ME this is a non sin.
A recovering addict or someone who knows they are prone to caving to those sorts of peer pressures etc… they might be at risk of non sin sin… not because of the situation but because THEY have problems. So this becomes an issue as MOST of them will tell you it is directly a sin basically (maybe dance around it alittle)
Now I used an extreme example and I can’t imagine any reputable reason to hang in such a circle and risk associated arrest… BUT in general the issue boils down to individual level of suck.
So since the only way to feel better about their own weaknesses and failings is to assume/pretend everyone else is just as bad they will all nay say. This IMO is why many leave such circles… we begin to think the rules are insane. The rules, the teachings are not insane. People are insane.
If it is not against the rules and you do not share in the failings of such people, you have no tug on your conscience to tell you it is sinful… it is probably not.