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To: Tax-chick

I see what you’re saying, but I wouldn’t say that insensitivity and hardness of heart alone would induce a person to commit those sins. I think a hefty shot of evil would also be necessary.


9 posted on 04/07/2007 8:04:37 AM PDT by dsc (There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men. Edmund Burke)
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To: dsc
I think a hefty shot of evil would also be necessary.

I agree.

However, assuming that the Pope said something like what's reported, I would understand him to mean that "hardness of heart" is evil, because it means that you fail to recognize the humanity of others.

10 posted on 04/07/2007 8:09:26 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("His mother said to the servants, 'Do whatever He tells you.' ")
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To: dsc
It comes to mind, too (sorry to bother you, but nobody at home listens to me :-), that Jesus said the greatest commandments are to love God with all one's heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself. "This is the Law and the Prophets," He said.

"Hardness of heart" would be another way of saying "Doesn't love God and neighbor," violating both the Great Commandments.

11 posted on 04/07/2007 8:35:22 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("His mother said to the servants, 'Do whatever He tells you.' ")
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