…“The deliberate use of the sexual faculty, for whatever reason, outside of marriage is essentially contrary to its purpose.”…
I’m a little confused about what makes an act of the will.
For example, if I go see a movie that I know has nudity in it, but I have no intention of doing anything wrong. If that scene all of a sudden shows up, then I do my best to look away or whatever, have I committed a deliberate act of the will to sin by just knowing that scene was in the movie, or do I have to deliberately will to sin once that seen arrives. Or even sometimes you can still hear things that you don’t want to here. Is it okay to just try your best to ignore it? Is that avoiding an act of the will to do something wrong or has it become an act of the will by just not running out with your ears plugged.
Perhaps a better example, if you are at the pool or the beach, is it okay to just try to look members of the opposite sex in the eye whenever you have the chance, knowing that you’re probably going to see some inappropriate outfits that you aren’t trying to see, as long as you don’t actively try to do something wrong?