[lit-ideas] Re: The de-islamization of Europe

  • From: Phil Enns <phil.enns@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 15:32:59 -0400

Lawrence Helm wrote:

"Gosh, Phil, that sounds like a perfect example of ambivalence to me."

You are wrong.  Apply that much vaunted logic to the difference between a
nation and an individual.


"A group of Catholics can be pacifistic, but the bulk of Catholics are not.
Surely you know that, Phil."

This merely shows how little you understand Catholicism.  You might begin
with the word 'magisterium'.

Lawrence concludes:

"Human nature equips us to defend ourselves.  We have to be talked into
pacifism and then when our pacifism is put to a serious test, it fails."

Fascinating argument in the context of Christian belief.  I am sure Lawrence
is familiar with the Paul's account of the human condition that begins:

"I do not understand what I do.  For what I want to do I do not do, but what
I hate I do."

It is remarkable that Lawrence would make an argument regarding Christian
belief that is based on what people do 'naturally'.


Phil Enns
Glen Haven, NS
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