A Question of Pre-Existence and Apparitions
(04-15-2015, 10:15 PM)Clare Brigid Wrote: Chris, what I was reminding DIrigible about is that the Orthodox hold themselves responsible for involuntary sins.  They believe that sins can be involuntary, whereas Catholics do not.  That is because the Orthodox have a concept of sin that is more about "missing the mark" or "getting it wrong."  They themselves say, comparing their theology to Catholic moral theology, that Orthodoxy is not "juridical."  That is, they do not focus on guilt in a legal sense.  Sin is understood more like an illness.

The phrase "voluntary and involuntary" is part of Orthodox liturgy and can be found in their prayer books.

I was imitating someone we used to know - J-y-ne. :LOL:

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