Temptation is the desire to perform an action that one may enjoy immediately or in the short term but will probably later regret for various reasons: legal, social, psychological (including feeling guilt), health-related, economic, etc. In the context of religion, temptation is the inclination to sin. Temptation also describes the coaxing or inducing a person into committing such an act, by manipulation or otherwise of curiosity, desire or fear of loss. More informally, temptation may be used to mean "the state of being attracted and enticed" without anything to do with moral, ethical, or ideological valuation; for example, one may say that a piece of food looks "tempting" even though eating it would result in no negative consequences. Temptation has implications deeply rooted in Judaism and the The Old Testament, starting with the story of Eve and the original sin. Many non-Western cultures had no precise equivalent until coming into contact with Europeans. For example, Jesuit...
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Manish  K Kanodia
Manish K Kanodia and 9 more commented on the blog
on Aug 26, 2014 , 06:09 pm
Manish K Kanodia - BIRDS OF A FEATHER
 BIRDS OF A FEATHERI recently had to give a lecture to my son. It was a difficult subject to approach since he is at that stage where he would prefer to make his own choices rather than have mom or dad offer their wisdomand experience.The topic was choosing friends. Being somewhat of a free-spirit myself who appreciates uniqueness and diversity,I often enjoy people who march to the beat of a different drummer. However, when a chosen path leads to some sort of more »
Rohan Suley
Rohan Suley commented on the discussion by Hemant Kumar Ahirwar
on Jul 27, 2014 , 07:12 pm
Hemant Kumar Ahirwar - Rape cases in india due to outfit of females
People think that most of the rape cases arise due to temptation caused due to the wearing and outfit of the females.To what extent this thinking of indian people true? more »
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