Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 1.5E

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[In order to appreciate how the Aquinian definition of “venial” sin may be rendered by the intersecting nested forms, I start where the last blog left off:

Mortal sin alters the horizontal axis into:

denial of lawessential3(sin2(dispositionsrewarded1))

If you consider the mortal sin as distillate, the mash might be something like:

thoughtlessness – lack of consideration of consequences3(sin2(this feels good or lessens the pain1)).

The mash sure seems to correspond to the scholastic phrase “disorder of means”.

Venial sins are thoughtless and impulsive.

In a sense, venial sins mark spontaneous, situational and inchoate interpellations by the excluded vertical nested form of thinkgroup(sin(consciencelacking)).

These interpellations become more compelling – more and more “speaking to me” – once a venial sin becomes a habit.

Prayers and admonitions are important tools in quieting these interpellations.]