05/23/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 LX

[Progressive elites buy votes with various pro-objects.

These pro-objects nominally protect the victims.

In fact, these purported victims depend on largess from the Central Government. Indulgences validate the recipient’s victimhood. The recipient’s victimhood validates Progressive organizational objects.

The common word for “indulgence” is “entitlement”.]

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.]

04/12/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 KU

Summary of text [comment] page 83

[So what happened?

I continue my guess.

Obviously, problems came from establishing a king.

The formation of a sovereign encouraged competition among contending points of view. Sovereign power offered opportunities for exploitation. Royal decrees put people in bondage. The court deprived the people of what they own.

The kingdoms of Israel and Judah failed due to royal immorality and incompetence, as well as the alienation of their own subjects.

Oh, plus an attacking empire.]

04/3/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 KN

[What is the actuality2a that fundamentally transforms freedom2a(1a) into bondage2a(1a)?

This ‘something2aemerges from and situates the possibilities inherent in me1a.

The mirror of the world3a or the thought experiment3a brings ‘something2a’ out of the possibilities inherent in me1a.

I may think that something2a enslaves me.

Actually, the relation3a enslaves me.]

03/26/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 KH

Summary of text [comment] page 83

[A nugget of wisdom appears.

The integrity of the individual may be formulated as an if…then statement.

IF the person’s mirror of the world reflects YHWH,

THEN freedom describes the potentials inherent in the person.

The individual becomes responsible and free.

IF the person’s mirror of the world does not reflect YHWH,

THEN bondage describes the potentials inherent in the person.

The individual loses responsibility (words) and becomes a slave (bondage).]