Milo Turns a Corner
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(03-11-2021, 12:18 PM)Adventus Wrote:
(03-11-2021, 11:55 AM)VoxClamantis Wrote:
Quote:The situation and nuances matter, but in this case, actively living with someone with whom there is a significant chance of not just you falling into sin but also causing others to fall it if they aren't disciplined to duplicate what you may be doing successfully.


The italicized bit is begging the question. As far as we know, Milo is no longer sexually attracted to his roommate. Or maybe they're roommates with totally different schedules and who rarely see each other. Or maybe the roommate can't afford to live on his own. Or maybe the roommate is sickly and needs care. Or maybe their house is huge, with two different wings, so their "living together" is like living next door in a duplex. Or maybe -- the point is to use the imagination to fill in the blanks with things that assume the best. If the thing in question isn't sinful in se in terms of object, or sinful in terms of the actor's stated or otherwise obvious motives, etc., my take is "honi soit qui mal y pense."

Also, in this case (if I understand things correctly), the roommate has a son for whom Milo has been a parental sort of figure for a few years now.

See the bold.

The context was the scandalizing of the other.  For specifics, I would obviously advise talking to a good priest. I do think such a thing should be kept private.
 
Others wouldn't be "scandalized" (or, as is more common, wouldn't claim to be scandalized) if they assume the best about others (for folks reading over our shoulders, see Fr. Frederick Faber's "On Taking Scandal").

I'm big on keeping the private life private, generally, but one's address is a pretty public thing. And, sometimes, not revealing oneself something that can easily be known leads to gossip, whisper campaigns, etc., that lead others to, again, assume the worst, but this time, multiplied by a thousand.
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Milo Turns a Corner - by Bonaventure - 03-09-2021, 08:37 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Eric F - 03-09-2021, 08:41 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by HedgeKnight - 03-10-2021, 12:53 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by SeekerofChrist - 03-10-2021, 01:08 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Adventus - 03-10-2021, 12:39 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by dahveed - 03-10-2021, 06:16 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Evangelium - 03-10-2021, 12:27 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by SeekerofChrist - 03-10-2021, 12:37 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by VoxClamantis - 03-10-2021, 12:56 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Justin Tertius - 03-10-2021, 01:22 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by SeekerofChrist - 03-10-2021, 01:44 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Bonaventure - 03-10-2021, 02:26 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Melkite - 03-11-2021, 08:48 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Adventus - 03-11-2021, 11:14 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Melkite - 03-11-2021, 03:12 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Adventus - 03-11-2021, 03:58 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by SeekerofChrist - 03-11-2021, 11:35 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Melkite - 03-11-2021, 03:15 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by SeekerofChrist - 03-11-2021, 03:23 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by jbean - 03-10-2021, 01:51 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Evangelium - 03-10-2021, 02:59 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Adventus - 03-10-2021, 03:04 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Blind Horus - 03-10-2021, 08:54 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by austenbosten - 03-10-2021, 10:55 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by VoxClamantis - 03-11-2021, 11:55 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Adventus - 03-11-2021, 12:18 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by VoxClamantis - 03-11-2021, 12:49 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Adventus - 03-11-2021, 01:19 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Melkite - 03-11-2021, 03:23 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Adventus - 03-11-2021, 05:09 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by FultonFan - 03-11-2021, 12:02 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by VoxClamantis - 03-11-2021, 12:15 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by FultonFan - 03-11-2021, 12:43 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Blind Horus - 03-11-2021, 01:03 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Evangelium - 03-11-2021, 05:32 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Melkite - 03-11-2021, 06:04 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Filiolus - 03-11-2021, 07:30 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by SeekerofChrist - 03-11-2021, 08:15 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by VoxClamantis - 03-11-2021, 08:22 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Filiolus - 03-11-2021, 08:38 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Evangelium - 03-11-2021, 08:52 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by FultonFan - 03-11-2021, 08:55 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by FultonFan - 03-11-2021, 08:57 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by VoxClamantis - 03-11-2021, 09:44 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by austenbosten - 03-12-2021, 12:08 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by jovan66102 - 03-12-2021, 12:24 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Filiolus - 03-12-2021, 07:56 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by austenbosten - 03-12-2021, 11:19 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by FultonFan - 03-12-2021, 11:38 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by austenbosten - 03-12-2021, 01:30 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by MacPasquale - 03-12-2021, 03:11 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by FultonFan - 03-12-2021, 03:54 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by austenbosten - 03-12-2021, 07:10 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by IudicaMe - 03-12-2021, 11:28 AM



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