The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas
(02-08-2012, 07:05 PM)Parmandur Wrote:
(02-08-2012, 06:58 PM)TrentCath Wrote: A) its a very different situation

No, it's pretty much the same.  Basic human respect, let alone Christian charity, applies equally in both places.


Quote:Trent, what you seem to have failed to understand is that Melkite implicitly understood you to mean purgatorial fire, a theological opinion which is not De Fide.  He was not suggesting that there is no suffering, as he later stated, but that he was not required to view it in terms of visceral pain, which he is not in fact required to believe as a Catholic.  He is right that what is De Fide, even hardcore Orthodox leaders have accepted explicitly, so insisting that Purgatory is a dividing issue with Eastern Orthodox, let alone fellow Catholics, is silly.

No pain at all goes far beyond no purgatorial fire, I have no concern with what some orthodox leaders do or do not believe as they differ amongst themselves over this matter and over time.


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Re: The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas - by TrentCath - 02-08-2012, 07:33 PM

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