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To: Mrs. Don-o

Since when is expressing a fear a judgement?


26 posted on 11/09/2013 4:20:35 PM PST by ebb tide
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To: ebb tide
I wrote: "Fears-in-advance because a pope "might" do something wrong --- preemptive fear in anticipation of evidence --- may possibly involve rash judgment."

Please re-read to note the phrase, "may possibly involve."

If I were to say, "I fear Jones may be about to start sodomizing his nephew," in public and without evidence, I am judging by insinuation. This is wrong in proportion to the wrongness of the act being discussed. If the act would be a trivial fault, the insinuation is a trivial fault. If the act would be a venial sin, the insinuation is a venial sin. If the act would be a mortal sin, the insinuation is a mortal sin --- assuming the usual conditions (adequate knowledge and intention.)

I am just reminding you. I assume we all know this.

29 posted on 11/09/2013 4:41:28 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Rash judgment = judgment with insufficient evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.)
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