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Max Torres

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Husband, father of eight, educator.


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Re: Straight Talk about Unconditional Love

Feb. 6 at 7:33pm | see this comment in context

OK.  God loves me whether I break the commandments, or not.  He loves me even if vice prevents my happiness.  But, doesn't God, as our creator, set the conditions of my being?  He sets the personal parameters in which my acts will engender virtues and vices; within which I will be approved, or not.  Regardless of His approval or disapproval, can it be said that He loves conditionally, i.e., within the conditions He has set?

Re: Other people are the way to grace

Jan. 29 at 10:12pm | see this comment in context

He taught that while I experience life through my subjectivity--as did others--organizational/social life required that subjects deal with one another.  The other, subjective as he might be, was as objective as the rock of Gibralter when I needed to relate with him.  

We were at a school of management and therefore were primarily concerned with the organizational consequences of management's relatedness to other participants, e.g., workers, suppliers, customers, shareholders.  It transpires--as any personalist would suspect--that only a genuine interest in the good of the other for the sake of the other contributed to the relational trust necessary to run any organization.

Dev loved him, and likewise.  His name was Juan Antonio Perez-Lopez.  He died in a car crash at the age of 62 in 1996.

Re: Other people are the way to grace

Jan. 28 at 11:35pm | see this comment in context

Tell Jules from me that he's a brute.  Just joking.  

I like your post but don't like Sartre's comment.  It reveals his selfishness.

My thesis advisor used a similar formulation to make a point about relations: Objectivity is the subjectivity of another.  Relations with others is the way out of solypsism.

Re: All Things to All Men

Mar. 23 at 7:32am | see this comment in context

Suggestion: Go visit your husband in Barcelona.

I like the idea of a glorious indifference to what people think.  

I especially liked this sentance: "Still, there’s a surface resemblance between the Pope’s way of being “all things to all men” and the politicians’ attempts to project all images to all demographic segments."

Re: Making Sure We Don't See God as Us Writ Large (continued)

Oct. 19 at 6:14pm | see this comment in context

Frank Sheed makes a nice distinction in "Theology and Sanity" between concepts and images, what we can conceive of v. what we can imagine.  Perhaps you might find something useful in there as you further develop your ideas on this topic.

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