So, quick backstory time.
I was scrupulous, worried about arousal, walked really funny for a couple days, stopped doing normal stuff, went to Confession, talked to a priest about being scrupulous, now not doing that stuff.
Anyway, can we just finish the debate about when arousal is sinful? It seems like time and time again people are posting this, and not receiving answers that fully answer (sorry for redundancy lol) their question.
Regarding near occasions of Arousal: Not a sin if you are doing something that isn’t sinful, sufficiently good reason, and no near occasion of consenting.
I also just have a quick question.
My confessor (yes, I know this is going to sound kind of scrupulous, but bear with me, I can’t talk to him this week) said that you shouldn’t worry about arousal if you are doing normal stuff like sleeping or putting on clothes or pushing buttons on a remote control, etc.
But, there really isn’t any good reason to push buttons on remote controllers, or anything like that (unless recreation is a good reason).
However, I’ve decided still to follow my confessor and do normal stuff (even if it seems like there isn’t a proportionate reason, but I really have trouble discerning that kind of stuff) like that because I tend to believe following my confessor first is the best possible choice.
Is this wrong? By the way, I’m going to ask my confessor about this. Not doing that would be just plain :doh2::doh2::doh2: