The Difference Between Sin and Error


When an actress asked Father Mugnier if it was a sin for her to look at herself naked in a mirror, the priest gave a cursory glance at her decidedly unfit figure and responded, “No, madame, it’s an error.”

source: Skinner, C. O. (1963). Elegant Wits and Grand Horizontals: Paris – La belle epoque. London: Joseph.

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