Can people want what they want to want?

"People can do what they want, but not want what they want."

If we cannot decide our desires, and some of these thoughts can be considered sinful, does this mean that sin is not a choice, but an inevitability (for most of us)?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I don't see why you can't want what you want. As long as you realize that you won't always get what you want, and are willing to submit yourself to God's will when you find out what His will is. This of course means that if you find yourself wanting something you already know is sinful and therefore not God's will, you should not entertain that desire, but instead try to get over it.

    Source(s): blueletterbible.org James 4 13 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow [fn7] we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. 15 Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that."
  • 1 decade ago

    As an atheist my desire is to believe that there is no god or gods. Since that is what I believe, there is no sin on my part. How can I sin against the non-existent?

  • 1 decade ago

    We are born in a sinful world. Everyone born after Adam and Eve were.

  • 1 decade ago

    You can think and want whatever you want, but you don't have to act on it. I don't think there is anything wrong with sinful thoughts as long as they stay in your head.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'd say it was the other way around. People can want anything, but there are a lot of limits on what they can do, legally and morally.

    Source(s): Just my interpretation.
  • 1 decade ago

    I doubt that. If thinking of what you want is a sin, then they are trying to brainwash you.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you really wanted to want something you would already want it so what you are talking about is more like self deception.

  • 1 decade ago

    People can do what they want, except when wanting what they want is not what the person who they want to do it with wants what they want to do

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, but u would have sometimes to be dedicated and stay to ur gold.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Wanting is your wish but getting is what you deserve.

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