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Offline NattyNat1230

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Okay, so I was on the internet today looking at nothing porn related or inappropriate and I accidentally saw what I thought was porn by accident for a few seconds. I don’t know if it was actually porn but I thought of it as porn. So I scrolled up. Some minutes later I was worrying what happens if that was in my google accounts search history so I decided to go on the search history and delete it so I wouldn’t see it the next time I went on my search history. Turns out I wasn’t logged into google with my account in the first place. Did I sin because I went to delete it?

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Re: I saw porn by accident for a brief period of time, was this sinful?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 08:48:17 PM »
So you're saying you looked (or were going to look) at the porn in order to delete it? I am not sure, but I think that's not a sin. Because supposedly there are times in which we are allowed to look at porn for a good end (e.g. a police officer is doing a porn-related investigation which requires him to look at the porn). So I think what you did falls under this category. (It might have even been a sin not to delete it.)
 

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Re: I saw porn by accident for a brief period of time, was this sinful?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 08:51:17 PM »
Not a sin.
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 

Offline Davis Blank - EG

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Re: I saw porn by accident for a brief period of time, was this sinful?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 11:02:31 PM »
Not a sin.

Avoid it like the plague - its control over the mind of men is greater than drink and drug.  No one regrets having not seen it, nearly everyone whom has (and reflects upon it) realizes the disastrous addiction they have gotten into.

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I will note that nearly any social secular website, especially those aimed towards teens, will always have pornographic images on it.  The avatar images of users is a common place.  These sites for teens almost universally have to be avoided.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2018, 11:04:40 PM by Davis Blank - EG »
 

Offline Traditionallyruralmom

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Re: I saw porn by accident for a brief period of time, was this sinful?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 11:29:05 PM »
sin- serious matter, you know its serious matter, and you do it anyway...the 3 criteria for serious culpable sin.

Stumbling upon it unwillingly and turning away...not a sin
Going back to take it out of your search history so it does not come up again, a logical precaution.

As long as you did not do it so that you could get another peek because you wanted to see it again.
If that was the case, then get to a priest and have a nice chat in the confessional.
Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat.
 
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Offline martin88nyc

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Re: I saw porn by accident for a brief period of time, was this sinful?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 11:50:42 AM »
The easiest solution is to install Wizmage which:
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hides images in a way that minimizes the impact on the user's browsing experience
"These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress: but have confidence, I have overcome the world." John 16:33
 
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Re: I saw porn by accident for a brief period of time, was this sinful?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 04:11:34 PM »
I've never used Wizmage before, so I can't really comment on it.

I have used other image blockers, though, but I wouldn't recommend them. Unfortunately image blockers are not really a feasible option in this age of Web 2.0, where most web content is heavily image- and video-based. Besides that, the image blocker that I used blocked only the HTML img tag, not images that were displayed through other means. In other words, it was not entirely reliable--images on many websites still got through. (Suscipe Domine's logo, for instance, is displayed using the span tag, not the img tag. So it wasn't blocked. Not that Suscipe Domine's logo is porn, but the same could conceivably happen with porn.)

My suggestion would just be to stay alert when using news sites and social media and image searches (you never know when some porn is going to show up)... and then shield your eyes if and when the porn does show up.
 

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Re: I saw porn by accident for a brief period of time, was this sinful?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 08:54:51 PM »
Aren't you a kid?  Not a sin.  Don't spend much time on the internet anyhow. 
"But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God (Jn 3:18)."

"All sorrow leads to the foot of the Cross.  Weep for your sins."
 
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