The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas
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(02-06-2012, 01:38 AM)Silouan Wrote: Yes, we must never forget the first great commandment of trad Catholicism:

1) Thou shalt never criticize Aquinas or Augustine......

It's not a commandment not to criticize simply to ask that one refrain from acting contemptuously toward a particular saint (or his/her writings).

What you have posted is a false dichotomy whereby the only options are: (1) speak contemtuously of the saint or (2) worship the saint.

Asking that someone refrain from calling the theological thought of a saint (which God, Himself, praised) "bullshit" (or any such disrespect) is hardly saying that one is not permitted to criticize the saint. Going to such an extreme conclusion is indicative of an emotional reaction, which is exactly what this thread is trying to point out as dangerous.
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