Did I Commit A Mortal Sin?


#1

I had completely forgotten about this until now. So, I was reading a news article about a teacher arrested for being lewd with a student. As I looked for more info, I noticed other websites that were focused on school fantasies and obviously pornographic so I skipped those. Finally, there was a site called the Experience Project ( i had read things there before and had never come across explicit material) . I clicked on a story and as I read, discovered that it was terribly inappropriate(highly detailed sex). I was shocked as I skimmed it. Then I read into it more and couldn’t stop, realized what I was doing, and got out of there. I never thought, as I clicked on the story ,that this website would allow this kind of story.Did I commit a mortal sin? It wasn’t my intent to seek such material.


#2

Since there was no intent, nor were you aware of the site’s material and also that you got out of the site; there is no mortal sin. If you feel you need to clear your conscience; you could bring it up in confession. God bless.


#3

You should just go the the Sacrament of Reconciliation and tell the priest.


#4

Were your intentions meant to be lustful and of a prurient nature, or was your intent to educate yourself on the subject? If the former, then probably a sin; if the latter; then probably not. My :twocents:

Either way, talk to your priest.


#5

Yes, you did, as soon as you were shocked you should of closed it but you continued to read on


#6

I felt milslead by it. The part that bothered me was that I “read into it more”. Would that be a mortal sin or not because I had no intent in the first place?:confused:


#7

I think I will confess it as venial because though I" read into it more" I had no intent to find this material and was mislead. I’d like opinions on this decision please.


#8

Unless you are really good at fooling yourself, if you are unsure about having committed a mortal sin, chance are you did not…

Committing a mortal sin requires that you know in advance that what you are about to do is a mortal sin… It also requires that the offense is a serious wrong… It is doubtful that reading on was a serious offense and since you did not deliberately go to the site for immoral purpose, you did so accidentally. The fact that you are still unsure if it was a mortal sin is proof that you were not aware that it was seriously wrong.

So odds are you did not committ a mortal sin. The fact that you continued on shows that you committed a genial sin from then on.


#9

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