Transubstantiation in modern science: How can substance change without accidents
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(12-08-2012, 03:51 PM)Allan Wrote: I don't perceive a lot of value in pursuing these types of arguments.  I have found it liberating to avoid any temptation to "put God in a box" or draw lines around what He can and cannot do.  He is.  He can.  That's enough for me, one of his creatures.  Where we perceive a tautology (e.g. "A triangle has three sides" because that is the definition of the word), He may not.  Rules of logic and grammar exist for our benefit because we need rules and physical laws to discern meaning.  He does not. 

This is just grounding theology in logic.  It's simple Thomism, not some intellectual gymnastics.  And it's actually quite important.  Without these distinctions God would be something quite different than we know that He is.

It's fine if you don't really care that much about them, but they are vitally important.  Without this we lose God's immutability and actually fall into a sort of voluntarism.  In fact, the desire to not "put God in a box" in this regard, and its logical end in voluntarism, is one of the fundamental differences in how Christians and Muslims see God.
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Re: Transubstantiation in modern science: How can substance change without accidents - by Walty - 12-08-2012, 04:14 PM



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