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To: wideawake

RE: I am ascribing Vines’ argument in justification of his sins to Luther.

And my point is YOU CANNOT DO IT.

Scripture ALREADY condemns homosexuality. Any sinful person can RATIONALIZE what scripture clearly teaches and ignore it.

Just as anyone can interpret scripture by rationalization, anyone can IGNORE Catholic doctrine by rationalizing it away.

There is NO GUARANTEE that because you are Catholic, you will obey Catholic doctrine ( which I am sure you will agree, is IN HARMONY with scripture ).

Therefore, mentioning Luther is a red herring. He has NOTHING TO DO with Matthew Vines, just as Pelosi, Cuomo or these priests and nuns have NOTHING TO DO with Catholic doctrine.


44 posted on 04/23/2014 10:23:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Scripture ALREADY condemns homosexuality.

Indeed. It also condemns private judgment.

Yet when one uses the principle of private judgment as one's starting point, once can justify anything.

Matthew Vines is living proof of the depths to which this principle leads.

Just as anyone can interpret scripture by rationalization, anyone can IGNORE Catholic doctrine by rationalizing it away.

They cannot, however, argue that such rationalization is justified on the grounds of an inviolable principle of private judgment.

Non serviam is where it all begins.

48 posted on 04/23/2014 10:35:54 AM PDT by wideawake
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