Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 NB

[Would anyone offer you anything for ‘free’ (without apparent cost or obligation) in the short run, unless they hoped that the exchange would ‘obligate you, in the long run’?

An alternate approach is to offer ‘free stuff’ means ‘ with strings attached.

These strings (words) are co-opposed to bondage.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MX

[According to the interscope:

An organizational imperative2a emerges from and situates the potential inherent in me in the context of the mirror of the world1a.

Progressives speak to our desires1a.

Progressives tell us what values must be chosen1b.

Progressive values1b are supposed to inform the subject’s desires1a.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MV

Summary of text [comment] page 83

Schoonenberg wrote that we exercise freedom in serving either God or Satan.

[The claim, “I am not responsible.”, touches base with the modern definition of the word “freedom” as lack of obligations, especially impositions by family, tribe and religious cultural institutions.

The irony is that this assertion, rather than achieving a lack of obligations, merely transfers one’s obligations to institutions that declare themselves to be responsible.

How clever the Progressives can be.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MT

[… that obligations3H(2 for the intersecting nested forms, corresponds to:

Mirror of the world3H(my heart2

In the intersection, my heart2 is the single actuality of my choice2V and ‘something’ contextualized by the mirror of the world2H.

Words3H(2H, excuses3H(2H and resentments3H(2H correspond to the latter actuality.

They still cry out, “I am not responsible.”

But how irresponsible is that?

In my heart, I know that the values that I have been choosing1V no longer represent the desires inherent in me1H.

In our heart, I know the truth that I cannot accept:

My resentments are co-opposed to bondage.]