[quote=Nekić]I was having a discussion (/arguement) with a person close to me on this… She said murder was not natural, but another sin, masturbation, however, was. This seems to me like a contradiction, as both are gravely mortal sins.
There might be an argument to be made that EVERY sin springs from a natural root – that is to say has some origin in the goodness of creation – but which has become corrupted.
Masturbation wouldn’t exist if people weren’t wired to enjoy sex. Does that mean that sex is evil? No, it is natural, but it was created for a purpose. Misused and corrupted it becomes a problem.
We wouldn’t have an epidemic of obesity if food didn’t taste good. Again, a good creation is overindulged, misused, and corrupted.
Drug addicts have found chemicals that directly stimulate their brain to produce effects like euphoria, excitement, or serenity. Our ability to experience those emotions isn’t evil, but we’ve found a way to corrupt them as well.