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Friday, June 28, 2013

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Howard

"The distinction between the homosexual condition and homosexual acts, if added at all, is added as an afterthought."

By means of this sentence, you are writing yourself a permission slip to ignore what someone actually says and address a mere straw man who did not add that distinction.

MyKCMom

"The law is not true because God commanded it; rather, God commands it because it is true. When we use our free will to align our lives with this truth, we possess authentic freedom."

This sentence reminds me of the reading today,
Gal 5:1, 13-18

Brothers and sisters:
For freedom Christ set us free;
so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.

For you were called for freedom, brothers and sisters.
But do not use this freedom
as an opportunity for the flesh;
rather, serve one another through love.
For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement,
namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
But if you go on biting and devouring one another,
beware that you are not consumed by one another.

I say, then: live by the Spirit
and you will certainly not gratify the desire of the flesh.
For the flesh has desires against the Spirit,
and the Spirit against the flesh;
these are opposed to each other,
so that you may not do what you want.
But if you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Howard

"The law is not true because God commanded it; rather, God commands it because it is true. When we use our free will to align our lives with this truth, we possess authentic freedom." So there is a truth which is greater than God and constrains Him?

This problem goes back to Socrates, if not earlier. The Catholic position is to reject both that "the law is true because God commands it" (in most cases) and "God commands it because it is true". Rather, God is the Truth (and Way and the Life) from which the law comes.

(Those laws which are implied by the very nature God are eternal, and the Christian is not free to disregard them. Other laws, like not eating pork or shrimp, have no inherent truth in themselves. They were in fact binding precisely because God commanded them, and for no other reason.)

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