Introducing... A THOMIST!

Introducing... A THOMIST!
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Posted Mar 17, 2012 - 11:57 AM:
Subject: Introducing... A THOMIST!
Hello all! I am new as of a few days ago, but only now made my way towards introductions. I am a Thomist in general, meaning I think Thomas Aquinas was generally on the right track. Thus, I think there is much good from Aristotle and Plato. Thus, I do not agree with anyone who denies truth or limits philosophy to primarily critical, as opposed to the love of wisdom and the search for it.

Well I guess thats a good enough start. Fair thee well.
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Posted Mar 17, 2012 - 12:06 PM:
Subject: HI StultusVir

I'm a Thomist too.My first name is Thomas and my parents reckon it was their finest hour naming me.

I'm the Thomist that sticks his fingers in the holes in people's hands to check them for depth.

Aquinas is a bit of a fashion as far as I'm concerned. A priest who is not a priest type thing.

Not a bad chap really but give me St Francis any day.

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Posted Mar 17, 2012 - 12:23 PM:

Well excellent! Then you can go off to distant lands to carry the knowledge you've gained after the whole finger in the side deal. As to the priestlyness of Aquinas, certainly the liturgy of Corpus Christi speaks some volumes for him? A fashion? Or the common doctor? Francis is alright but a bit cooky, no offense meant. I mean he is a saint and I'm not. But Franciscan intellectuals have caused me some difficulties (I'm looking at you Ockham!)
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Posted Mar 17, 2012 - 4:36 PM:

"Should auld Aquinas be forgot and never brought to mind?" Probably not; there have been many philosophers far worse than Thomas. And of course his obesity in a sense even makes him seem contemporary.
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Posted Mar 17, 2012 - 4:45 PM:

StultusVir wrote:
But Franciscan intellectuals have caused me some difficulties (I'm looking at you Ockham!)


Heh. Good luck if you ever decide to read Suarez, he makes both Ockham and Scotus seem easy to understand. Welcome to the forums.
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Welcoming a fleshling is unwise. They consume excess resources and are terribly irrational.
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Posted Mar 17, 2012 - 8:33 PM:
Subject: Hi StultusVir

Luabu states on the thread The End of our World 2012;

'Insensitivity to animals is the precursor for man's onslaught on himself.'

St Francis(1226) states;

'If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.'

Why did we not listen to Francis?? Why did Rome not listen and develop an environmental strategy. Shame on them.

Cooky, I think not, what does Aquinas bring to this table.

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Posted Mar 19, 2012 - 11:44 PM:

ModBot wrote:
Welcoming a fleshling is unwise. They consume excess resources and are terribly irrational.


Too true. Too damn true.
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