Tim (littlebluedog) wrote,
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criminal disobedience?

Inspired by a debate I'm in right now in christianity, I'm curious when it's justifiable to perform an illegal act, if such an act is sanctioned by your own religious faith or belief system.

In case the original thread somehow gets deleted (or if you just don't wanna read it), a user asked:

When a person confesses sins to a priest, if these sins are illegal (murder, rape, etc) does the priest have to tell the authorities, like a psychiatrist does?

Someone commented as follows:

Whether the law requires it or not, the Pastor or Priest must maintain the honor of the office and hold those things in confidence.

Prompting my inquiry whether any religious act, even if illegal, is justifiable.

Thoughts?
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