In this episode:
- A reminder about becoming a free Premier Subscriber to Theodio (visit the homepage to sign up)
- My (passable) impression of a beloved animated character
- The accompanying segment of the Precious Remedies audiobook
- Episode blog post: Minimizing sin: This is just fine
- Podcast introduction: Yabo Obien
- Logo and marque: Jeff Lyons at Light & Story
- Original music: Makeup and Vanity Set
- Kindle version of Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices by John Hendryx at Monergism.com
- Text for Precious Remedies provided by GraceGems.org
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A smackerel of self-deception
Here’s a quote from a famous animated character that goes well with today’s segment. I’ll even do my best impression of him for you. Warning: it’s not great.
“I wasn’t going to eat it. I was just going to taste it.”
There, did you get it? That’s right, Winnie the Pooh. Imagine that, a classic children’s book character, minimizing his sin.
Of course, before Pooh was a Disney character, he was the invention of A.A. Milne. This perennially vexed little stuffed bear regularly complained about the lack of his favorite temptation, honey. If he wasn’t eating it, he was talking about eating it. And if he didn’t have it, he was talking about finding more. And as we all know, he never intended to eat all the honey. Just taste it.
Of course Pooh Bear had every intention of eating all the honey. But caught on the line between temptation and indulgence, this talking children’s toy offers a plausible interpretation of events. He minimizes his sin.
And we do the same.
Our audio segment from Precious Remedies is a bit longer this week, so we’ll get right to it.
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And if you want to read the blog post that accompanies this episode, look for it in the show notes. It contains illustrations and examples that bring this part of the book to life.
Next time we’ll talk about one of the oldest excuses to sin you’ll ever hear: Everyone does it.
See you then.