Wait, that is a good question. Look at Jesus' message compared to God's message from the Old Testament.
The guilt and hatred that comes from following the Old Testament is what results in things like sexism, racism, xenophobia, wars, domestic violence,
It is highly possible that Jesus felt less guilt than other people because he was bringing a different message, one of the Golden Rule, he spent time
with those that others would deem unworthy because of their social status, etc.
Guilt as an emotion is tied into hatred - if you hate someone because they are black, and you were taught this by your father, yet you find out that
you are a quarter black or you fall in love with a black woman, you feel guilty.
Guilt doesn't always have anything to do with doing something literally wrong. Although it can.
I feel guilty about decisions I made in the past, but the honest truth is that I did the best I could, so... The only way I think I would feel
"guilty" as you put it would be if I lived in a society where something like drinking was arbitrarily considered "bad" without any thought to cause
and effect, but I enjoyed drinking, in a healthy manner.
I mean... there are still things I feel guilty about... but... in general, I make less bad decisions because I think about things in a more expansive
way... but then, of course, there are some situations I am simply not prepared for... and I make mistakes and feel guilty about them ...
but there isn't as much of a driving force to rebel if you live in a society with rules that have integrity behind them.
I might feel guilty if I were gay and a Christian. See where I'm going?
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