01/18/19

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 SH

[The thought experiment3H or the mirror of the world3H brings the potential in me1H into relation to something situating the potential in me2H plus my choosing2V.

I, seat of choice3V, brings the potential in something (that I may choose)1V into relation to something situating the potential in me2H plus my choosing2V.

My heart2 is the single actuality constituted by two actualities of ‘something situating the potential in me 2H‘ plus ‘my choosing2V.]

01/17/19

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 SG

[The thought experiment where ‘I choose something’ produces three models.

One is an interscope.

The other two are intersections.

Only one version of the intersections is considered. In this model, the interscope’s situation level became the vertical nested form. The interscope’s content level became the horizontal axis.]

01/10/19

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 SB

Summary of text [comment] pages 83 and 84

Note Schoonenberg’s comment: In our freedom, we serve God or Satan.

[For the past few months, my blogs riffed off of page 83.

The thought experiment where I choose ‘something’ served as a tool for investigating Schoonenberg’s passage on responsibility and freedom.

Redemption is freely choosing to be responsible.]

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]