I know you're a good Catholic boy, so I have a question for you. (Since I abandoned religion years ago) I am, regardless of my abandonment, truly interested in the views of a religious man. When all this Anthony Weiner stuff came up, I got into some discussions with people who took the stand:
None of us is perfect. We are all sinners. We should forgive and forget.
While I agreed with "none of us is perfect," I disagreed that we are all sinners. I had one person say something along the lines of, "Have you ever looked at a woman with lust? Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen anything?" My response was:
A. "I look at my wife with lust all the time, does that count? I quit telling lies after about age 14. I haven't stolen anything since I was six or seven."
B. "Apparently, you religious types can't keep your weiners in you pants or your fingers off other people's stuff."
Somebody else said, "Are you telling me you never exceed the speed limit?"
My question is: Do you, as a religious man, believe all men are sinners? That they cannot help but be sinners? And, what is the nature of sin? I mean, in my mind, exceeding the speed limit may be a misdemeanor, but I doubt God gives a crap if you're doing 40 in a 35. Is there a difference between "sin" and "rule-breaking?" Or is using the salad fork to eat your peas sinful in the sight of the Lord?