The Experiences of Homosexual Trads
(02-27-2014, 12:11 AM)Melkite Wrote: But that was my whole point.  There is no such thing as an 'objective mortal sin', such a thing is logically impossible.  You qualified sodomy as an objective mortal sin.  If this were the case, it would be impossible for sodomy in any individual circumstance to ever be venial.  It is not possible to determine mortality without looking at individual circumstances, so it is logically impossible to make a general statement of mortality about any one sin.

You are not using the terminology the Church uses.  The Church defines sodomy as a serious sin, and the desire for it as an objective disorder.  The Church never defines sins as objectively mortal.

If you google the phrase "objective mortal sin" you will see that all kinds of Catholics use it.  Here is one example:

I already acknowledged that, yes, I agree it is a misnomer, given that the qualifier "mortal" more or less implies the subjective - so to include "objective" in the same qualifier list is not sensible.

But, it is, as I said, a semantic issue, and not one that you or anyone else needs to use to draw subjective conclusions about somebody who used it.

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