Dear CA Forum community
I am developing a study dealing with language and sin, and the impact of verbs that relate to sin?
Fictitious Jim is imaginary character. This is completly fictious.
Of the 5 statements, one of the verbs will make you feel more repelled, saddened than another ( pick the negative emotion of your choosing)
Read each statement slowly; which verb is the most offensive?
*]Jim drowned his wife’s sister.
*]Jim raped his wife’s sister.
*]Jim lied to his wife’s sister.
*]Jim sinned against God the Father Almighty.
*]Jim performed an abortion for his wife’s sister.
i) Now that you’ve read the statements, did statement 4, “sinned against God”, strike you us as being the LEAST offensive?
ii) All the sins are mortal sins, and Fictitious Jim knew they were mortal sins according to the teachings of our church.
iii) Does #4, rate as THE ABSOLUTE WORST of the 5?
I acknowledge that God our Father would view all of Fictitious Jim’s 5 mortal sins as equal, and still forgiveable if he is repentant.
I am wondering is society desensitised to reacting with horror, that Fictious Jim committed the mortal sin of: “…sinned against God the Father Almighty”.
Or do we just have a " ya whateverrrrr! But my goodness, he murdered his wife’s sister!!!"
Thank you for any (name removed by moderator)ut you may graciously offer.
Peace of Christ be with you.