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

Oct. 9 at 4:17pm | see this comment in context

Well put, especially that last line.  Our self-possession is limited, but it can keep getting stronger.

What I was trying to express was the idea that we want to make sure not to diminish our idea of what God wants to give us by squashing it into the confines of what we can imagine.  Maybe it's just because I'm a convert from Protestantism, but I have to keep reminding myself that He wants to do more for us than be willing to look away from our failures--that we are destined for union, and not just reconciliation with no hard feelings.  

Re: The Gabe Axiom

Oct. 9 at 8:52am | see this comment in context

Katie, thank you for reminding me that a healthy will and desire to choose for oneself is a good thing.  It's not always easy to keep in mind when the subject in question uses his free will to make decisions like "let's see how this nail polish remover tastes" and "I think I'll put this pill into my left nostril."  

Hungondarcy, I can't tell you how happy I am to have you join the conversation!  I love it when my relatives read my blog without being forced.  We did learn as philosophy students that, since philosophy means love of wisdom, it was never meant to turn into an overcomplicated specialty accessible onlty to the erudite few.

Sapperdepitjes, that is, of course, very well put, and it goes to the  very important point that freedom is not just a matter of possessing will power but of a heart--a personal core--that is able to see and want what is objectively worth seeing and worth wanting.  

Re: The Gabe Axiom

Oct. 8 at 10:50pm | see this comment in context

Great post!!

I like how you make everything seem so simple and accesable to all different...mind levels :)

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