Robin Vander Wall
I vexed over how to end the piece and actually had to reach out for some help. I cannot speak for God. But I am not entirely sure God (presuming his existence here, of course) sees sexual sin the same way our generation does. I am confident that the Church has never regarded sexual sins on the same level as say the sins of pride or avarice–which are inevitably much more damaging to the soul (presuming the existence of souls, of course). It’s interesting that the Church has, of late, had to ignore much of what it has taught about sexual sin for thousands of years. And I am fascinated by the ascension of “victimhood” as a prized possession since, in my estimation, it’s sort of the equivalent of pride, but on acid.