Can you commit even a venial sin if you have 0% consent of the will in doing the act?
Can you commit even a venial sin if you have 0% knowledge (and are 100% invincibly ignorant)? of the act?
Would it always be a venial sin, but simply a question of whether or not we had guilt for it, or if we really had 0% guilt, would it not even be a venial sin?
Example: It is a Friday in Lent. Your wife played a trick on you and switched the clocks in the house. You ended up eating a hamburger on Friday even though you were certain that is was still Thursday. Would it be a venial sin to eat the hamburger or no sin at all?
Example: You hit your thumb with a hammer and scream out some profanity. Would this always be a venial sin, or could it be no sin at all?
I’m not saying we would know in any individual case whether it was a venial sin or no sin at all (because we can never be sure of our % of knowledge and deliberation), but the theological principle is something we can know with 100% certainty. Does anybody here know the answer?