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Re: RC/EO pastoral response to Masturbation?
« Reply #225 on: October 12, 2018, 01:10:24 AM »
Words cannot describe how insane this is:
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St. Thomas Aquinas taught that masturbation is worse than pre-marital sex: “And therefore simple fornication, which is committed without injury to another person, is the least kind of lust.”—Summa Theologica II.II.154.12. St. Thomas is basically saying that although both are mortal sins, masturbation is actually worse than the old fashioned consensual sex behind the barn of two young lovers. Why? Because masturbation is a direct offense against nature and the Creator who gives us the option for life. At least fornication is still open to life. (St. Thomas Aquinas never fathomed that there could be a Pill to kill 500 million tiny individuals every year.) But barring the topic of contraception and abortion, we can say this confidently: Masturbation does more harm to your soul than simply having pre-marital sex. (But abortion is worse than both, and most people who have pre-marital sex are mildly open to abortion.  Even without abortion or contraception, God obviously does not want us to do either fornication or masturbation.)  This is also why oral sex is worse than normal intercourse.  I wish every Catholic high school student in this country could read this single part of my blog post.  Many Catholic young adults believe they can receive Holy Communion on that same filthy mouth that did that sick sin as long as they didn’t do the one natural sin of fornication that at least reflects the marital act!
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Re: RC/EO pastoral response to Masturbation?
« Reply #226 on: October 12, 2018, 01:22:09 AM »
By that same logic, kissing is just as bad if it isn't part of sex.
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Re: RC/EO pastoral response to Masturbation?
« Reply #227 on: October 12, 2018, 02:52:30 AM »
By that same logic, kissing is just as bad if it isn't part of sex.
I find those which sin against the sixth commandment is worse discussions always at least mildly disturbing. As if this was ever relevant:
"Son, if you ever are forced to choose between masturbation and fornication, make sure you go for the latter."
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Re: RC/EO pastoral response to Masturbation?
« Reply #228 on: October 12, 2018, 03:01:50 AM »
Blame St. Thomas of the Holy OCD, I guess.
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Re: RC/EO pastoral response to Masturbation?
« Reply #229 on: October 12, 2018, 07:26:15 AM »
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