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Old 23rd August 2012, 08:08 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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Originally Posted by TheGiftOfLife View Post
Ok, I fully understand and know that, IF a person is acting on what they THINK are good intentions then the person themselves are not sinning. In most cases I would call this ignorance on their part.

No, it is not sufficient to have good intentions. A correct choice of actions is also needed.

A person could have invincible ignorance about a particular sin, and so avoid culpability for an act that is objectively immoral. Or a person could have substantial ignorance, not realizing that an act is gravely immoral, but perhaps having some limited perception that the act is wrong, and therefore have reduced culpability.
Ron Conte
Roman Catholic theologian
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