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Re: science is faith?

Dear James,   You write: Metaphysics on the other hand is not empirical science. Its knowledge is first based on self-evident principles and
James Given
Apr 23
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3751

Re: science is faith?

ptolemy1022 wrote: Science is faith. Metaphysics is faith. Empirical science is the working out of the faith that Friar Thomas inadvertently established: the
jamesmiguez
Apr 19
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science is faith?

Science is faith. Metaphysics is faith. Empirical science is the working out of the faith that Friar Thomas inadvertently established: the faith that matter is
ptolemy1022
Apr 15
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3749

Re: Faith: the real assent

I absolutely agree with Aquinas, that true faith is the work of God. It comes form God's word. The problem is that God's word of the cross is foolishness to
ptolemy1022
Apr 9
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3748

Re: Faith: the real assent

correction: I meant to refer to Matthew 9:17 where Jesus teaches: "Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the
jamesmiguez
Apr 9
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the obedience of faith

"To realize then, the reality of God in faith, we have to assent really to God as he is in himself. Insofar as he is real. The living God." please see
jamesmiguez
Apr 8
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3746

Re: Faith: the real assent

ptolemy1022 wrote: What is visible denies the possibility that any version of philosophy could be valid, including modern science that was founded on Friar
jamesmiguez
Apr 8
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3745

Re: Faith: the real assent

ptolemy1022 wrote: Faith is simple, a child can have faith. Faith comes from God's word, not humanist philosophy. Faith focuses on Jesus' payment for my sins.
jamesmiguez
Apr 8
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Re: Faith: the real assent

No one can come to me unless the Father draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day. John 6:44. John 6:63 - 65 "It is the Spirit who gives life; the
ptolemy1022
Mar 25
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Faith: the real assent

God is real. He is the living God. The question however of how we realized this is a matter of faith. It is not there before us in the manner of a physical
jamesmiguez
Mar 24
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Reality check

Do you want to know reality? Ask the question therefore. "What is real?" Look around then. The earth and the sky. Look north, south, east and west, at the
jamesmiguez
Mar 24
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Aquinas: theological, philosophical and real

In keeping with St. Thomas we proceed theologically and philosophically in order to deal with the issues associated with a new synthesis, as was pointed out,
jamesmiguez
Mar 24
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Aquinas' project -- Gilson

Here is Gilson's take on Aquinas' project. "Everything philosophical in Thomism is truly philosophical, but it is integrated into a theological synthesis whose
jamesmiguez
Mar 22
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Reality: Aquinas Yes, Husserl No

Reality comes first. To engage and act upon the world, it's necessary that we envelope or fixate, so to speak, our consciousness upon our surroundings,
jamesmiguez
Feb 27
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Re: Aquinas: de ver. 11, 1 science

It would have been better to say "ontological science" rather than "rational science." I was attempting to differentiate metaphysics from empirical science.
jamesmiguez
Feb 27
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