10/30/19

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 BAA

Summary of text [comment] page 88

[At this point, I am ready to imagine how grace fits into the intersecting nested forms of the thought experiment where ‘I choose something’.

I am tempted to envision the gift of the Holy Spirit as indwelling in thirdness on the horizontal scale, ‘the thought experiment3H’.

The Holy Spirit parallels ‘the source and nature of the light3H.]

10/29/19

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 ZZ

[Sovereign power, in the attempt to contextualize itself, reduces other possibilities.

In doing this, sovereign power increases risk.

Who cares if people appear different when they all think the same?

Well, the person who does not think the same cares.

The person who does not think the same faces increased risk.

Thinkmulticulturalism is thinkconformity.]

01/2/19

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 RV

Summary of text [comment] pages 83 and 84

[Welfare and other transfer payments are particularly deceptive.

When does getting something for free (one of the ways that the government attains its objectsorganization) sound like an “responsibility”?

Yet, it imposes the unavoidable: The recipient must vote for the Party of Larger Government.

In order to do that, the recipient justifies “himself” through state propaganda.]

12/27/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 RS

Summary of text [comment] pages 83 and 84

[The imposition of the sovereign proceeds first, in words, then second, in unavoidable obligations.

Is it hard to see that words convey obligations?

I may use words in order to avoid obligations for me. But does that not amount to imposing the unavoidable on you?

Unlike responsibility, words have winners and losers, just like politics]

12/14/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 RK

Summary of text [comment] pages 83 and 84

[The co-opposition of responsibility and freedom allows us to appreciate Schoonenberg ‘s text more fully.

Schoonenberg’s key opposition is between bondage and freedom.

Bondage is in co-opposition with words (expressions and impositions of organizationalobjectives and thinkgroup).

Freedom is in co-opposition to responsibility.]