Unformatted text preview: in the way of his relationship with God. He did not get baptized as a boy because his mother wanted him to have experienced the world first. Aug says that the books he read in school por-trayed immoral acts as being “godly.” Book 2 Here Augustine has passed through puberty and is now a full man. His dad is proud ,but his mom is fearful of what might happen while he is away. As a teenager he enjoyed breaking the laws because it made him feel more in control than God. With his friends they stole pears from a mans tree even though then didn't need them, they just liked the trill of doing wrong. Aug tells us that he probably wouldn't have stolen the pears if it were not for the peer pressure. He also enjoyed telling stories of sexual escapades with the ladies....
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- Spring '08
- Confessions, Neal Johnson Dialogue