But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed
adultery with her in his heart. (Matthew 5:28).
Doesn't this smack of mind control? Don't we have a free will to exercise
without committing any crime?
Isn't 'adultery' committed by a married person?
Would you have married your wife if you had not lustfully looked at her,
assuming yours was not an arranged marriage where you didn't get to see your
If god is wise, would he have not included women in the stricture against
lusting (after men)?
Can't one look at one's wife lustfully without being guilty of adultery?
The bible was supposed to have been recorded "with the inspiration of the Holy
Spirit". Couldn't among thousands of others in the text, this verse have been
more precisely recorded so it would not be subject to various interpretations?