The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas
(02-08-2012, 07:55 PM)TrentCath Wrote:
(02-08-2012, 07:54 PM)Parmandur Wrote:
(02-08-2012, 07:48 PM)TrentCath Wrote: I have no intention of replying to your tiresome sanctimonious posts

You treat your words like they are perspicuous, when that is hardly the case.  Melkite misunderstood what you meant by "pain," and you accuse him wrongfully of heresy.  The De Fide teachings of the Church do not require of the fiathful what you say they do, and what they do require Melkite has assented to in a Catholic fashion.  You accuse me of being sanctimonious, but at least my mother taught me to apologize for my bad behavior.  :P

And you have a remarkable talent for obfuscation

Obfuscation, or seeing what is there?  Clearly Melkite, coming from a non-Latin context, misread you as making purgatory physical.  You then accused him falsely and maliciously of heresy.  When it was pointed out that he said nothing out of line, you continued to insist that you were sticking to facts, therefore you have no need of apologizing for being an asshole to him.  To point this out is the opposite of obfuscation.  Claiming that you are guiltless is obfuscation.  Melkite has clearly said that those in purgatory suffer from the lack of the presence of God, and long for this completion.  This is what is meant in the Councils by pain.  He said nothing wrong, but you acted wrongly by accusing him.  To say someone is speaking heretically is the same as calling them a heretic, since being a heretic resides in the act of believing and professing heretical beliefs.  Since he did neither, you are guilty of bearing false witness against him, and ought to apologize.

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Re: The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas - by Parmandur - 02-08-2012, 08:57 PM

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