Homosexuality
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I don't know if God really determined the effects of original sin. I think the idea is more that original sin tarnished the image of God in man. The effects of original sin are just the natural consequences of sinning, especially when you remember that evil is privative. Thinking of original sin on this more ontological level avoids overly anthropomorphic conceptions of God, I think, and it also perhaps makes the doctrine easier to understand.

(06-23-2012, 12:30 AM)WesternWarrior Wrote: We are too concerned with the body and the material world, and not as focused on the spiritual aspect of our lives. We are a soul with a body not a body with a soul.

It can be phrased either way, really. The soul isn't just some "thing" that happens to be attached to another thing when it is embodied. The two belong to one another. The body desires the soul, and the soul desires the body, the soul of course being the form of the body. Obviously, the soul is in some sense superior in this relationship, but it is important to remember that, for St. Thomas, the body-soul composite forms an integral whole. We are soul and body, not just a soul with a body.
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Homosexuality - by salus - 06-22-2012, 10:25 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Mithrandylan - 06-22-2012, 10:26 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Walty - 06-22-2012, 10:32 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by salus - 06-22-2012, 10:40 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by formerbuddhist - 06-22-2012, 10:53 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by formerbuddhist - 06-22-2012, 10:54 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by DrBombay - 06-22-2012, 11:03 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by salus - 06-22-2012, 11:13 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by WesternWarrior - 06-23-2012, 12:18 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by cgraye - 06-23-2012, 12:21 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by cgraye - 06-23-2012, 12:27 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by WesternWarrior - 06-23-2012, 12:30 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Crusading Philologist - 06-23-2012, 12:59 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Lycorth - 06-23-2012, 01:08 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by jovan66102 - 06-23-2012, 03:18 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Aragon - 06-23-2012, 04:28 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Sondaar - 06-23-2012, 04:49 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by LoyalVIews - 06-23-2012, 08:13 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by cgraye - 06-23-2012, 10:23 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Historian - 06-23-2012, 10:36 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Melkite - 06-23-2012, 11:28 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Historian - 06-23-2012, 11:46 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Lycorth - 06-23-2012, 11:57 AM
Re: Homosexuality - by Melkite - 06-23-2012, 12:05 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Historian - 06-23-2012, 12:16 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by SLCFranciscan - 06-23-2012, 01:41 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by salus - 06-23-2012, 03:04 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Crusading Philologist - 06-23-2012, 05:20 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Walty - 06-23-2012, 05:43 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Vetus Ordo - 06-23-2012, 06:33 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Melkite - 06-23-2012, 11:26 PM
Re: Homosexuality - by Historian - 06-24-2012, 01:00 AM



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