Breaking the law a sin?
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(12-06-2011, 01:27 PM)rbjmartin Wrote:
(12-06-2011, 01:19 PM)ImpyTerwilliger Wrote:
(12-06-2011, 01:10 PM)Beware_the_Ides Wrote: What about 89 mph?  88?  87?  57?  58?  Where is the proverbial line drawn?   ???

Reason and one's conscience, I would think.  I suppose it would require an exercise of the virtue of prudence.  In other words, "Did I drive recklessly?  Did I violate the 5th commandment?"

I think this is right on. As in other areas of life, a well-informed conscience must discern what is sin. For driving, you can't quantify what is sinful. In some instances, driving 90 in a 55 zone may not be sinful. It depends on if there is any apparent danger in doing so, which is, as you said, a matter of prudence and discernment. People drive safely at such speeds on the autobahn, for example.

God gave us rational minds for a purpose.

I hear ya...just thinking out loud a little bit.... 

What about federal taxes that are used to fund abortion vs. making stock profits by investing in a company that produces pornograhy, contraceptives, vaccines from fetal stem cells, etc., etc.  If I took my "five talents" and invested them thusly to obtain another five, would I be a good and faithful servant?
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Breaking the law a sin? - by Aragon - 12-06-2011, 08:21 AM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Adam_Michael - 12-06-2011, 09:17 AM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by spasiisochrani - 12-06-2011, 11:37 AM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by ImpyTerwilliger - 12-06-2011, 11:50 AM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Beware_the_Ides - 12-06-2011, 01:10 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by ImpyTerwilliger - 12-06-2011, 01:19 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by rbjmartin - 12-06-2011, 01:27 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Beware_the_Ides - 12-06-2011, 02:03 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by rbjmartin - 12-06-2011, 02:33 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Scriptorium - 12-06-2011, 02:52 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by rbjmartin - 12-06-2011, 02:57 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Walty - 12-06-2011, 04:08 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Scriptorium - 12-06-2011, 05:31 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by rbjmartin - 12-06-2011, 05:48 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Raskolnikov - 12-06-2011, 08:26 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Historian - 12-06-2011, 08:45 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Aragon - 12-06-2011, 08:54 PM



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