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I had a dream. No, not a dream that all men are created equal. Nothing like that at all. I had a dream that I was looking at porn. As I sit here, I wonder… is it possible to sin while asleep? Is it possible to sin in a dream? I know you can’t really control much about what you do in your dreams, but you can make decisions. I remember that, in my dream, I was looking at porn. After a while of watching it, I remembered my vow to give it up, and I immediately stopped looking and thought “what have I done?”.
…but, it was just a dream. Along with what I mentioned about not having much control over our dreams, one of the things about dreams is that sometimes you just end up in the middle of situations. I don’t remember dreaming about ‘beginning’ to look at the porn. I was just suddenly doing it. In real life, I’m generally tempted to do something I’m not already doing. It is at that point that I pray and decline the temptation. It is that point that I make the conscious decision to do the right thing. In the dream, that point never occurred. I was already in the act of the sin, so I never really go that opportunity to say “no, i won’t do it”. So, I was just looking at it like “la dee da” but then after what I would imagine would be equal to several minutes, I realized what was happening.
Very odd, this theory. It’s a very interesting question… Can we sin in our dreams? If we can make conscious decisions in our subconscious minds, wouldn’t the answer be “yes”?
What do you think?