Does God Forgive OCD Thoughts?

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I often have bothersome violent thoughts, even with people who haven’t done anything to me. I find those thoughts even enjoying and arousing sometimes. Even though I am not religious, I feel that I deserve to be punished because of this …

You are not responsible for the intrusive thoughts you have - so no, you don’t deserve punishment. You commit a crime when you act on them, but I don’t believe you do act on those thoughts. So don’t worry, be happy :slight_smile: