I was watching a documentary on HBO that shows different bad things around the world (it is called VICE). I am suffering from OCD/scruples so I promised God I was going to watch it. When the show was starting, the show said that it had brief nudity. However when I read a review on commonsensemedia.org, the show said nothing about nudity in the review commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/vice . So I decided to watch it. They were showing the huge problem of finding a girlfriend for men in china due to the one child policy.then all of a sudden they show a man being interviewed in his apartment and it shows a picture of a topless women. I instantly changed it when I saw it. Did I commit a mortal sin because I watched it besides the warning because of the review and the fact I made a scrupulous promise to God,
No…it happened inadvertently.
Speak to a priest or spiritual director about scrupulosity.
Peace in Christ,
Check the Catechism below for a definition of what constitutes a sin.
1857 For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must together be met: "Mortal sin is sin whose object is grave matter and which is also committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent."131
1858 Grave matter is specified by the Ten Commandments, corresponding to the answer of Jesus to the rich young man: "Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and your mother."132 The gravity of sins is more or less great: murder is graver than theft. One must also take into account who is wronged: violence against parents is in itself graver than violence against a stranger.
1859 Mortal sin requires full knowledge and complete consent. It presupposes knowledge of the sinful character of the act, of its opposition to God’s law. It also implies a consent sufficiently deliberate to be a personal choice. Feigned ignorance and hardness of heart133 do not diminish, but rather increase, the voluntary character of a sin.
1860 Unintentional ignorance can diminish or even remove the imputability of a grave offense.
:hmmm: Why would you make a promise to God to watch a show you figured would have bad things in it?
BTW you can only sin if you deliberately and purposefully watched it because you knew it would have nudity in it…you didn’t so no sin. I wouldn’t call it venial, because you seriously had no idea and you immediately changed the channel when you saw it.