Can we extricate ourselves from Molinism?
(08-04-2011, 12:34 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote:
(08-04-2011, 06:53 AM)Melkite Wrote:
(08-04-2011, 04:23 AM)Norbert Wrote: And I mean, aside from "Aquinas or X believed it to be so".  


Aquinas, Augustine and Scripture have been amptly quoted.

You can't simply dismiss that.

Yes, but saying "Aquinas says this" and expecting that to settle it while igniring molinist thinkers is a specious form of an argument from authority...leaving aside the "evidence" for a second, why is it that you feel that Thomism is the only acceptable way to view God?  Because Molinism negates his omnipotence or sovreignty?  Not only do I disagree, but I have a hard time seeing how that idea is any different from Calvinism, especially since some people have said outright doubly predestinationist things here.

If one is arguing that "oh well God still takes those to heaven who go to mass, receive communion, don't die in mortal sin etc, he just already knows who's going to", that does't seem like the kind of "Thomism" being advanced here, but is the theology of the Church as I understand it.

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Re: Can we extricate ourselves from Molinism? - by Norbert - 08-04-2011, 02:41 PM

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