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Offline TandJ

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« on: August 29, 2020, 10:23:44 PM »
Quite often while I’m browsing FB or YouTube it seems like there are just completely vulgar people out there who say awful things in the comments section. This even happens on Catholic videos. I noticed on an examination of conscience it mentions as a grave sin to “read sexually explicit” things, so does this mean it’s a sin to read comments on completely innocent videos because there might be a vulgar person on there and it’s a possibility to stumble across crude comments? These have no effect on me other than repulsing me by the way
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Re: YouTube and Facebook comments
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2020, 10:39:50 AM »
No, you are not reading the comments in order to find these vulgarities and you are not entering into the near occasion of sin when you do read them, so I don't see any problem.
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Re: YouTube and Facebook comments
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2020, 11:42:31 AM »
This is why I don't trust examinations of conscience. While I don't suspect that their writers wrote them with malice, it is nevertheless difficult to judge whether these lists actually reflect Church teaching. Oftentimes they seem overgeneralized/oversimplified, or mixed with opinion.

Didn't Jesus say that sin comes from the heart, not from externals? I would evaluate any possible guilt based on that. (Though it's still probably not a good idea to be swimming around in the muck.)
 

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Re: YouTube and Facebook comments
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2020, 02:11:17 PM »
Quite often while I’m browsing FB or YouTube it seems like there are just completely vulgar people out there who say awful things in the comments section. This even happens on Catholic videos. I noticed on an examination of conscience it mentions as a grave sin to “read sexually explicit” things, so does this mean it’s a sin to read comments on completely innocent videos because there might be a vulgar person on there and it’s a possibility to stumble across crude comments? These have no effect on me other than repulsing me by the way

I hope not, because we could never read Greg's comments again just in case he in an un-gentlemanly frame of mind.
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Re: YouTube and Facebook comments
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2020, 05:13:42 PM »
This is why I don't trust examinations of conscience. While I don't suspect that their writers wrote them with malice, it is nevertheless difficult to judge whether these lists actually reflect Church teaching. Oftentimes they seem overgeneralized/oversimplified, or mixed with opinion.

Didn't Jesus say that sin comes from the heart, not from externals? I would evaluate any possible guilt based on that. (Though it's still probably not a good idea to be swimming around in the muck.)
Examinations of Consciences are excellent, because they can make us aware of the fact that he have been materially violating the moral law; for example, many adults today do not realize that using birth control is sinful, or working or shopping on Sunday without necessity; or not doing our job properly through laziness; or instruction our children in the faith etc. etc.
Sin is indeed in our hearts, but the enticements to sin many times come from the outside, such as indecent pictures; bad reading material; bad company etc.
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Re: YouTube and Facebook comments
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2020, 10:04:14 AM »
Are cat videos ok?

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Re: YouTube and Facebook comments
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2020, 01:14:17 PM »
edit: Welcome back to another episode of "Why the Hell Was This In My Recommended?"


Yuck.  It would be recommended to you because it would be similar to what you generally view on Youtube.  For instance lately I have been watching videos of New Orleans jazz bands, particularly a band called Tuba Skinny, they are very good.  So Youtube recommends more Tuba Skinny and other jazz videos to me.  Maybe you should try viewing videos with a different topic.  I mean unless you like that sort of gross stuff.  :D
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Re: YouTube and Facebook comments
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2020, 07:58:23 AM »
edit: Welcome back to another episode of "Why the Hell Was This In My Recommended?"


Yuck.  It would be recommended to you because it would be similar to what you generally view on Youtube.  For instance lately I have been watching videos of New Orleans jazz bands, particularly a band called Tuba Skinny, they are very good.  So Youtube recommends more Tuba Skinny and other jazz videos to me.  Maybe you should try viewing videos with a different topic.  I mean unless you like that sort of gross stuff.  :D
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