Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MS

[The person believes that this cry, this something2a, is valid.

The person simply presumes that their mirror of the world3a reflects their values1b.

Sensible construction allows this.

Sensible construction cannot question the social construction that it presumes.

Sensible construction must give way to an intersection.

Otherwise, one cannot step back, detach and see …]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MQ

[How is the mirror of the world3H to blame?

It is filled with blame.

Blame within the mirror of the world3H offers an alternate to responsibility and freedom.

Blame within the mirror of the world3H offers words and bondage.

There is an element of truth to the blame game.

This may be why Schoonenberg hopes to conceive of Original Sin as the sinfulness of social structures.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MP

Summary of text [comment] page 83

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

[The previous figure complements Schoonenberg’s view.


Well, it provides an excuse.

IF the thought experiment3H regulates the following:

I, seat of choice3V( my choice and something2 ( potentials of something of value1V))

AND IF I, seat of choice3V does not serve God,

THEN the mirror of the world3H is to blame.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MN

[In the corresponding intersection, the potential of me1H is situated by my heart2 through the normal context of the thought experiment3H or mirror of the world3H.

In this configuration, one can imagine how the vertical nested form may be regulated by the horizontal.

By contextualizing (permitting, inspiring, regulating, dictating, insisting, and so on) the heart2, the horizontal normal context3H influences the nested form containing I, seat of choice3V as well as the potential of something that underlies my choice1V.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MK

[How does this resonate with Schoonenberg’s claim that we have the freedom to serve God or Satan?

Freedom goes with both the potential of the person1a plus an actuality, the something contextualized by the thought experiment2a.

The thought experiment3a reflects illumination by social elites (or, in general, the Zeitgeist).]