As far as my understanding goes, putting yourself in a near occasion of sin for a mortal sin is a mortal sin itself (unless there’s some extenuating circumstance) no?
My understanding of near occasion of sin is that it is putting yourself in a situation where you think you’ll end up sinning to the point of basically being able to assume that you will (but you may end up not sinning for whatever reason). Is this right?
What I don’t understand here is precisely how putting yourself in a near occasion of sin can often be a mortal sin in itself at a practical level.
Doesn’t mortal sin require “deliberate consent” that means that someone has to realize and intend to put themselves in a near occasion of sin, knowing they are gravely sinning by consenting to put themselves in that situation, even before they’re in it right?
I just don’t see how this happens often for someone intent on not sinning. Like if there’s a situation you consider where you feel you’ll be tempted to commit a grave sin, sometimes the tendency is to underestimate the level of temptation and think you can handle it with God’s help, but sometimes we mis-judge situations and end up sinning. Are these mis-judgements sins? Or simple mistakes that unfortunately resulted in sin?
In order to sin mortally by not avoiding the near occasion of mortal sin you would have to believe at the time that such a situation was a near occasion of sin before you even entered it right (in order to consent to enter it)? Without this I don’t see how there is deliberate consent for someone who simply misjudged the situation, does this make sense?