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What do you think is your equivalent punishment to your sin?
Posted 9/17/08 , edited 9/17/08
I already forgotten what's all about Dante's Inferno that I read when I was in 10th grade.
But I remember having a written assignment of what my own Dante's Inferno would looked like.
There's a part in my essay that rapists, sexual offenders, and sexual abusers would wind up in a detention area and get raped by Harpes and Minotaurs for eternity. I forgot the rest of the naughty things I wrote in that assignment, but I managed to pass that class anyhow.


Anyway, I'm a Catholic. There are times a person like I has to go to a confessional booth and have a one-on-one talk with a priest. The priest and penitent are in separate compartments and speak to each other through a grid or lattice. In there, a person can manage to blurt out all the things he/she made fault while, at the same time, these faults being mentioned are keep in confidential [the priest swears an oath to god not to reveal someone's fault to others]. After the confession, the priest will state his piece and lectures. Priests are like the voice of God. They'll say that god forgives your sins once you acknowledge those sins and you acknowledge that you're wrong and consciously suffering from those sins.
After that, the priest asks you to recite prayers [in numbers and succession] as a means for your punishment. [kinda lenient, huh?]
Then, when everything said and done, the penitent gets off the confessional booth with a clean slate(?)

I believed the last time I got to a confessional booth was year 2004. My aunt forced me to go to Jacksonville, Florida to join this Filipino religious movement called "Banal na pagaaral" (Holy Study). It's an annual event [and I forgot what batch number my group was. yikes.]. It's mostly organized by Old Filipino religious geezers but that religious gathering was to recruit fresh meats [like moi]. In other words, it's a religious-awareness movement for youngsters [like moi].
It was a stay-indoor for 3 days [I think], with no baths and no electronics whatsoever [so dedicated of them. sheesh.]. The ladies were grouped together in one room and the men were grouped in another room [tsk]. Each day had a particular religious theme [I'll spare the details of what we did on those days. ugh.] Anyway, on the last day, we were assigned to confess our sins with a priest. There's no booth, no grid or lattice to hide my shame from the priest. It's just a room with a priest. [bah. Like he'll see me again. pfft. I just got over it].
After the confession and lectures from the priest, he sentenced me to recite 30 Our Father and Hail Mary as my punishment. Then, I came home, feeling so clean. I was so well-mannered [in a geeky-way] for a day or two. But my character [the inner whatsome] was so bored and so not like me.
So, I act naturally just as I am.

Here's the deal. That experience of confessing stuff, being forgiven with compassionate words, and starting with a clean slate is kinda nice and simple.
Then, I wonder. If my sins were measured pound for pound, what exactly the punishment would be?
If I'm going to be realistic, I should be carrying a boulder weighing 250 lbs. wherever I go or do. It's up to the high-almighty to decide when should I be relinquish from such anguish.
Or he could just drop his huge hand [I imagine that God is really big. Don't instigate me. sheesh.] and crush me like a bug where reattaching my spinal cord is mere impossible.
[OR I could do what Kenshin Himura did in Samurai X. Atonement for his sins by endlessly walking on land to protect the weak and help others who's in need while no longer drawing the sharpen edge of the sword and killing someone.]

So, by just wondering....

What do you think is your equivalent punishment to your sin?



Note: Pardon my grammar. Still learning...
Help me out to fix it.
Posted 9/17/08
probably like 20 lashes to the dick
Posted 9/17/08
hmmm interesting loved how Samuria X came into your head after thinking about this.
My view on this would be that the equivalent punishment for your sin would be your sin...however that seems to be flawed seen as for a mass murdered how can you kill them multiple times Also with me being none religious I prefare to see it as a crime as there are no sins nor a god to atone to.
Posted 9/17/08 , edited 9/17/08

xce91 wrote:

hmmm interesting loved how Samuria X came into your head after thinking about this.
My view on this would be that the equivalent punishment for your sin would be your sin...however that seems to be flawed seen as for a mass murdered how can you kill them multiple times Also with me being none religious I prefare to see it as a crime as there are no sins nor a god to atone to.


Mass murderer?

You have to be creative.

How about let them experience their limbs getting blown to bits, then, their body will regenerate to be blown again? Rinse and repeat.

Imagine experiencing that pain over and over.

Be creative, man.


xce91 wrote:

hmmm interesting loved how Samuria X came into your head after thinking about this.


There might be someone will post like that so I have to get ahead of them. Make me look cool.
Posted 9/17/08

whatsome wrote:


xce91 wrote:

hmmm interesting loved how Samuria X came into your head after thinking about this.
My view on this would be that the equivalent punishment for your sin would be your sin...however that seems to be flawed seen as for a mass murdered how can you kill them multiple times Also with me being none religious I prefare to see it as a crime as there are no sins nor a god to atone to.


Mass murderer?

You have to be creative.

How about let them experience their limbs getting blown to bits, then, their body will regenerate to be blown again? Rinse and repeat.

Imagine experiencing that pain over and over.

Be creative, man.


how about...we stop there heart an then start it again...hopefully it won't explode
Posted 9/17/08
i have never sinned o0
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KinkyHamster wrote:

i have never sinned o0


lol kinky your not home free yet .....
masturbation is still considering a sin by the church i believe
Posted 9/17/08

AerialDeathFireStyle wrote:


KinkyHamster wrote:

i have never sinned o0


lol kinky your not home free yet .....
masturbation is still considering a sin by the church i believe


...people this would be a good reason to give up faith in church :)

Posted 9/17/08

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KinkyHamster wrote:

i have never sinned o0


lol kinky your not home free yet .....
masturbation is still considering a sin by the church i believe

wtf...i thought its ok if it prevents rape?
Posted 9/17/08
Being punished for something like sin (masturbation, lack of faith, etc.), which is comes completely from opinion, is kind of injustice in all sense of the word. Now don't get me wrong there are evils we can all agree on, such as homicide or rape. But the type of punishment this topic starter is thinking of is almost cruel.
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Posted 9/17/08
Living..since I want to die , but can't.

Let see i`m probably will make atleast 4 round trip iff according Dante's cantos.
Posted 9/17/08 , edited 9/17/08

Kaminari12 wrote:

Being punished for something like sin (masturbation, lack of faith, etc.), which is comes completely from opinion, is kind of injustice in all sense of the word. Now don't get me wrong there are evils we can all agree on, such as homicide or rape. But the type of punishment this topic starter is thinking of is almost cruel.


The punishment should not be always gore and blood.

The topic is about "in your own sense, what punishment suits your sin?"

In this case, your thoughts are mislead and you viewed my thinking as cruel. If you're creative enough, you could have said, "my punishment should be nag to death by my future yet lousy mother-in-law." See. Wasn't that so hard?
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Posted 9/17/08

Kaminari12 wrote:

Being punished for something like sin (masturbation, lack of faith, etc.), which is comes completely from opinion, is kind of injustice in all sense of the word. Now don't get me wrong there are evils we can all agree on, such as homicide or rape. But the type of punishment this topic starter is thinking of is almost cruel.


Ok if you have a lack of faith, then you don't believe so its not a sin,as for masturbation its not a sin either its a natural bodily function.
Posted 9/17/08

whatsome wrote:


Kaminari12 wrote:

Being punished for something like sin (masturbation, lack of faith, etc.), which is comes completely from opinion, is kind of injustice in all sense of the word. Now don't get me wrong there are evils we can all agree on, such as homicide or rape. But the type of punishment this topic starter is thinking of is almost cruel.


The punishment should not be always gore and blood.

The topic is about "in your own sense, what punishment suits your sin?"

In this case, your thoughts are mislead and you viewed my thinking as cruel. If you're creative enough, you could have said, "my punishment should be nag to death by my future yet lousy mother-in-law." See. Wasn't that so hard?


Well, I can't really think of a punishment, because I don't really see how living constitutes as a crime. People are constantly making mistakes in life, some choose to learn from them, others don't. That is the reality, and it is also a very unique process in life. So in other words, I really don't see the point of this topic at all.

Oh, and I did not mean that your thinking was cruel, I thought your idea of punishment for yourself was cruel. You don't believe carrying around a 250 pound boulder is unfair?
Posted 9/17/08

Allhailodin wrote:


Kaminari12 wrote:

Being punished for something like sin (masturbation, lack of faith, etc.), which is comes completely from opinion, is kind of injustice in all sense of the word. Now don't get me wrong there are evils we can all agree on, such as homicide or rape. But the type of punishment this topic starter is thinking of is almost cruel.


Ok if you have a lack of faith, then you don't believe so its not a sin,as for masturbation its not a sin either its a natural bodily function.


Well of course I don't believe in sin, I guess I should have emphasized that in my first post.
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