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To: OneWingedShark

One has to be careful not to fall into logical traps by misreading the statement.

Church teaching is that Sex implies love, in the sense that sex apart from authentic love is immoral. But to rearrange the concept in the opposite order, love does not imply sex.

It is true that apart from the cross of Christ, one of loves greatest expressions is in married love. But that does not mean that Love equates to sex. The relationship is not equated synonymously in other words.


5 posted on 02/26/2013 7:13:29 AM PST by Bayard
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To: Bayard
One has to be careful not to fall into logical traps by misreading the statement.

On the one hand this is true, on the other the goal of communication is not to make it possible to be understood, but impossible to be misunderstood.

Church teaching is that Sex implies love, in the sense that sex apart from authentic love is immoral. But to rearrange the concept in the opposite order, love does not imply sex.

Rearranging the order is perfectly fine as A = B is the same as B = A, which is what I said the given statement was close to -- it could be argued that he was saying A -> B, but that's an argument in itself, as it could equally be argued that he said A is a strict-subset of B or A = B.

It is true that apart from the cross of Christ, one of loves greatest expressions is in married love. But that does not mean that Love equates to sex. The relationship is not equated synonymously in other words.

Don't get hung up on what you think I'm saying: I'm not saying that he did say A = B, I said it was dangerously close to A = B.

8 posted on 02/26/2013 7:22:51 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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