This question relates to an unpleasant interaction I had on a thread I made on CAF.
Without naming names,though I have linked the thread below.
I do Seamstress (sewing) work in spare time and I had asked whether it was sin to sew shorts for “Gay Mardi Gras” (a gay pride event) as someone had requested this job.
I received a lot of kind,helpful and respectful responses.
But I also received a response that disturbed my peace a lot.
A previous poster had wrote:"
If, on the other hand, you’re being asked to make something that is morally repugnant quite apart from where it is going to be worn, because of the cut or what it depicts…"
I had responded back to that poster:
“How do I know what the line is for morally repugnant-I’m not trying to be crude but do you mean like if it had a photo of a penis on the outside or something?”
I meant that as a matter of fact question to get an understanding of what was morally repugnant and what wasn’t-I wasn’t in anyway stating it to be crude or “rude” or “sexual meaning” etc.
A different poster then took great offence to my statement and maybe misunderstood my character.
In her perceptions,it’s wrong for me/someone to “inflict these graphic imagery” (me mentioning the shorts with the photos on them) her even if the intent is innocent.
In my reasoning,things should be taken in context.
Stating something like this for objective clarifying purposes is not the same as stating a same/similar thing to be vulgar or “sexually entice” etc.
According to this poster,it is still wrong and not Holy.
Well,to me,if being Holy means avoiding saying words/terms/subjects that are relevant to human life and going against good reasoning,then I’m not sure that I want to be Holy.
I understand it’s not good to be affected by worldly influences/mentality-but at the same time Christians are meant to be in the world and I don’t live -or want to live-in a bubble or be prudish.
If being a Catholic means I have to be offended if a hear someone ask (genuinely,innocently,and open to differing views) questions and use words as an example to give greater clarity and get angry at them then I don’t know what to do.
If Holiness means giving up context and proper reasoning and not talking freely and naturally then I probably don’t want to be a Catholic./Christian.
I’m not sure if I should post this her,but it’s bothering me quite a bit and I’m having a crisis of faith