I have 2 questions regarding sin of silence:
- If we don’t speak up in situation when we don’t show tolerance for sinful act by silence, is it sinful? Few days ago, two people who I know were mocking mass and I didn’t know how to aproach them, so I pretended I don’t see them and got away from them. Was this sinful? I am ashamed of Catholic faith? Lord says that he will be ashemed of all who are ashamed of Him in front of angels on Judgement day…
- What to say when somebody tells you he/she is an atheist? Merely by making that God-denying statement that person have sinned. On the other hand, you can’t just say “Stop being atheist”… I have heard atheists calling CA radio and nobody from CA cast told him that they are sinning. OK, that situation is a little different since caller probably know Catholic stance on atheism, but what if a person talkinvg to us doesn’t know that we are Catholics? Wouldn’t silence than mean tolerance for act against 1st commandmant?
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