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Vico | 0 posts | Member since 07.17.08


RE: Christian Witness in the Aftermath of Hate
By Vico Metroform is rightly upset with the insulting behavior of Prof. Myers but Myes is not the problem with the contemporary university nor is the problem that religious belief, God or religious institutions are "attacked". The majority of professors would regard Myers' behavior as unseemly. The problem with the secular university is more insidious: religious belief is tolerated but it is regarded as if it is a hobby not unlike Stamp Collecting. It has little or no intellectual purchase in the contemporary university. Most professors are unruffled agnostics. Many would think Myers takes religion far too seriously. A loud-mouthed jerk like Prof. Myers is not the central issue. As for us let us take Rev. Dyer's advice and pray for Prof. Myers and the adolescent Mr.Cook.

RE: David Brooks explains the Republican Party’s Catholic problem
Vico: It might be interesting and informative to hear how people who wish to criminalize abortion would describe how a woman who has an abortion once it becomes illegal should be punished from a Christian perspective.

RE: David Brooks explains the Republican Party’s Catholic problem
Vico: Oh, that's right Chassup, slavery is not "intrinsically evil". Avery Dulles uses that concept in his defense of the Catholic Church for how long it took the Church to condemn slavery.Abortion is regarded as "intrinsically evil" but since "illegal" is not synonymous with immoral, if abortion becomes illegal women who break the law must be punished. Perhaps it would be a good thing to hear a Christian perspective on punishment for a crime that is also regarded as "intrinsically evil". Context may be considered by civil law, for example, but it's difficult to imagine context is in any way relevant to something "intrinsically evil. And we do live in this democracy with all its weaknesses.

RE: For This Documentary Tells Me So
Vico: It would very interesting to read Rev. Gearhart's discussion of natural law, especially since he seems to think ordinary science ought to be connected somehow to natural law reasoning.

RE: The Democrats are Blowing the Election—and the Catholic Vote
Vico; And this person from Alaska who could become President is for criminalizing abotion. She's just not so pro-life for Iraqis. Of course the US is just doing God's task.

RE: Sarah Palin blasts Obama’s radical abortion policies
Vico, This discussion must be taking place in Wonderland where there is no American nuclear arsenal.

RE: Sarah Palin Meets Woody Allen, Across the Great Divide
Vico: Me too Dave. I thought we might have seen the last of the taint of "error has no rights"; alas, it still seems to have some life left in it. Let's hope at least we have someone more intelligent and prudent in charge of the American empire: Barack Obama.

RE: After Obama: Why Catholics should open a ‘second front’ in the Democratic Party
Well at least I take some comfort from knowing my children are not in DSCONI's Confirmation class.

RE: After Obama: Why Catholics should open a ‘second front’ in the Democratic Party
Disconi I do not want my children to get an impression that God is a giant syllogism in the sky. I also don't want them to confuse rules with principles. Tradition Disconi, is the living faith of the dead, a continuing argumentive conversation; traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. As for dissenters, how about Francis and the Incarnation? Newman and the development of doctrine? Not once in your description do you mention the fundamental pedagogical function of the Liturgy. That is sad but revealing.

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