Good and Evil; Commoner's Views.
(05-20-2015, 03:30 AM)Oldavid Wrote: Righto, fellas, you can all come back and play now. I've had a wash so that should make me slightly less odious.

Any discussion of sanctity and sin, associated praise and blame, good and evil related to the human condition, almost inevitably gets round to a discussion of free will and predestination.

It's all rather interesting because some of the most famous doctors and scholars have resorted to some amazing mental gymnastics trying to reconcile the two.

Any takers? (Don't worry, the Missus has burned my soap box so I'm grounded until I can find another).

If I were a Latin theologian, I would definitely be a Molinist, so if I'm remembering what you've said in the past correctly, I think this is one point on which we agree.
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(05-20-2015, 11:32 AM)Melkite Wrote: If I were a Latin theologian, I would definitely be a Molinist, so if I'm remembering what you've said in the past correctly, I think this is one point on which we agree.
Congratulations! Someone with a memory is a rare thing on internet forums.

What are you inferring above? Is the Molinist concept restricted to "Latin theologians"? Do non-Latin theologians have a better idea?

By the way, I left the Trinity concepts open to criticism from Eastern Schismatic theology.
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(05-20-2015, 04:57 PM)Oldavid Wrote:
(05-20-2015, 11:32 AM)Melkite Wrote: If I were a Latin theologian, I would definitely be a Molinist, so if I'm remembering what you've said in the past correctly, I think this is one point on which we agree.
Congratulations! Someone with a memory is a rare thing on internet forums.

What are you inferring above? Is the Molinist concept restricted to "Latin theologians"? Do non-Latin theologians have a better idea?

By the way, I left the Trinity concepts open to criticism from Eastern Schismatic theology.

Unless I misrecall, the procession of the Holy Spirit hasn't come up, so no argument here, boss.
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(05-20-2015, 06:48 PM)Dirigible Wrote: Unless I misrecall, the procession of the Holy Spirit hasn't come up, so no argument here, boss.
I just didn't mention Procession or "Spiration"  or any of that other pretentious, pseudo-Scholastic bilge that has only served to degrade good philosophy into an esoteric preserve of air-heads in their ivory towers.

OOps! My political incorrectness is showing again. I'll need another wash as soon as it rains again.
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(05-20-2015, 07:17 PM)Oldavid Wrote:
(05-20-2015, 06:48 PM)Dirigible Wrote: Unless I misrecall, the procession of the Holy Spirit hasn't come up, so no argument here, boss.
I just didn't mention Procession or "Spiration"  or any of that other pretentious, pseudo-Scholastic bilge that has only served to degrade good philosophy into an esoteric preserve of air-heads in their ivory towers.

OOps! My political incorrectness is showing again. I'll need another wash as soon as it rains again.

You mean pretentious garbage as in The Creed??  >:(
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(05-20-2015, 04:57 PM)Oldavid Wrote: What are you inferring above? Is the Molinist concept restricted to "Latin theologians"? Do non-Latin theologians have a better idea?

By the way, I left the Trinity concepts open to criticism from Eastern Schismatic theology.

I didn't mean it negatively.  I just mean an Easterner probably would not call themselves a Molinist anymore than a Roman Catholic would call themselves an Arminian.
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(05-20-2015, 07:50 PM)Renatus Frater Wrote: You mean pretentious garbage as in The Creed??  >:(
No. I mean pretentious garbage as in how many angels can dance on a pin head.

We're not going to get along all mushy like the Brady Bunch are we, RF?
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(05-20-2015, 09:41 PM)Melkite Wrote:
(05-20-2015, 04:57 PM)Oldavid Wrote: What are you inferring above? Is the Molinist concept restricted to "Latin theologians"? Do non-Latin theologians have a better idea?

By the way, I left the Trinity concepts open to criticism from Eastern Schismatic theology.

I didn't mean it negatively.  I just mean an Easterner probably would not call themselves a Molinist anymore than a Roman Catholic would call themselves an Arminian.
Are we talking doctrinal concepts or politics?
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(05-20-2015, 07:17 PM)Oldavid Wrote:
(05-20-2015, 06:48 PM)Dirigible Wrote: Unless I misrecall, the procession of the Holy Spirit hasn't come up, so no argument here, boss.
I just didn't mention Procession or "Spiration"  or any of that other pretentious, pseudo-Scholastic bilge that has only served to degrade good philosophy into an esoteric preserve of air-heads in their ivory towers.

OOps! My political incorrectness is showing again. I'll need another wash as soon as it rains again.

How often does it rain in your neck of the woods? :grin:
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(05-20-2015, 07:50 PM)Renatus Frater Wrote:
(05-20-2015, 07:17 PM)Oldavid Wrote:
(05-20-2015, 06:48 PM)Dirigible Wrote: Unless I misrecall, the procession of the Holy Spirit hasn't come up, so no argument here, boss.
I just didn't mention Procession or "Spiration"  or any of that other pretentious, pseudo-Scholastic bilge that has only served to degrade good philosophy into an esoteric preserve of air-heads in their ivory towers.

OOps! My political incorrectness is showing again. I'll need another wash as soon as it rains again.

You mean pretentious garbage as in The Creed??  >:(

Uh oh.... :Hmm:

Ah, yes, The Creed.  Well, the Roman Catholics have theirs, the Orthodox have theirs, and we Eastern Catholics, embracing the very best of both worlds, have both! :grin: :LOL:  Maybe we can spend another millenium or two arguing about who's "right" and who's "wrong".  I wonder if God will ask of us at the Last Judgment, "Well, kiddo, which Creed did YOU recite?  Think carefully, now, your eternity hinges on getting the answer 'right'". ???
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