Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 YB

Summary of text [comment] pages 87 and 88

[So what are survey questions actually measuring?

Something2a is the actuality that gains the subject’s attention. Yet, even this actuality is one element in a dyad.

The other element is the researcher and the conditions.

These are very difficult to assess. Consequently, the thought experiment3a treats these as constants.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 NO

Summary of text [comment] page 83

[What happens to the tobacco smoker?

The mirror of the world (including the progressive regulatory zeitgeist)3a no longer allows value1b to coincide with desire1a.

The following diagram shows the interscope restricted to sensible construction (a two-level interscope.

The next diagram shows the intersection, occurring under the influence of the thinkpro-object of citizen health.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MV

Summary of text [comment] page 83

Schoonenberg wrote that we exercise freedom in serving either God or Satan.

[The claim, “I am not responsible.”, touches base with the modern definition of the word “freedom” as lack of obligations, especially impositions by family, tribe and religious cultural institutions.

The irony is that this assertion, rather than achieving a lack of obligations, merely transfers one’s obligations to institutions that declare themselves to be responsible.

How clever the Progressives can be.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MT

[… that obligations3H(2 for the intersecting nested forms, corresponds to:

Mirror of the world3H(my heart2

In the intersection, my heart2 is the single actuality of my choice2V and ‘something’ contextualized by the mirror of the world2H.

Words3H(2H, excuses3H(2H and resentments3H(2H correspond to the latter actuality.

They still cry out, “I am not responsible.”

But how irresponsible is that?

In my heart, I know that the values that I have been choosing1V no longer represent the desires inherent in me1H.

In our heart, I know the truth that I cannot accept:

My resentments are co-opposed to bondage.]