05/22/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 LW

[Some American citizens sell their votes to the (infra)sovereign religion or, even more mind boggling, are convinced that the (infra)sovereign religions are on their side.

These are the so-called ‘low information voters’ who vote along tribal affiliation, as if, through elections, one tribe can legitimately subjugate the opposing tribes.

Forget the 10 commandments!]

05/4/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 LK

[Consider histories of Franklin Roosevelt written in the 20th century (7700s U0’).

Not one assessed the economic consequences of Roosevelt’s tragic and capricious presidential leadership.

The Federal Reserve Board caused the Great Depression.

Roosevelt did nothing to stop their madness.

He enhance the Great Depression by supplementing economic with political uncertainty.

Why did America not fall into revolution?

The common folk were still Christian.]

04/23/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 LB

[Before his conversion, Paul was not so different from other members of the Jewish elite. He yearned for recognition, not for material goods.

What type of recognition?

Paul wanted to be recognized as more righteous than his peers.

He was not covetous, like those other grasping elites.

Oh yes, he was better.

He enforced the Law.]

04/16/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 KW

[Obligations went from responsibilities to words.

The words of the Law put the majority in bondage.

Common folk (the so-called “deplorables”) were required to meet traditional family and tribal obligations.

They were never adequate when it came to ritual purity. They were good people, but they were cast as losers

All they could hope for was to avoid accusations of thinkanti-object, that is, rumors that would ruin one’s life and relations.

Does that sound vaguely familiar for today’s (2017) America?]

07/31/17

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 DW

Summary of text [comment] page 82

[Does the first singularity confirm Augustine’s social construction of Original Sin?

So far, I noted, in blogs on Anthony Zimmerman’s work, that Augustine’s paradigm looks like the myth of the descent of the soul.

Augustine was once a Manichaean philosopher.

In the Manichaean view, babies are evil.

Why?

They are material.

The incorruptible and good spirit that animates each baby collects corruptible and evil material in its descent.

The details about how this occurs are never quite clear. But, everyone knows the punchline: Babies are eternal spiritual sparks trapped in corruptible mortal flesh.]