Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas; Pillars of the Roman Catholic Faith and Purifiers of Rationalism (a byproduct of Enlightenment thought). How did the Greek Catholics embrace such Renaissance and Enlightenment ideals?
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Oh my yes...There's nobody more enlightened than St. Thomas Aquinas.
St. Maximos the Confessor used Aristotelian philosophy in some of his conceptual schemes.
He was another enlightened figger in Orthodox history, I understand.
The bolded question wasn't answered; so you claim that the Greek Catholics have resisted Renaissance and Enlightenment ideals contrary to what the Vatican has taught over the last 5-7 Centuries?
Bluntly stated, you have not one small clue about what you are talking about,
You have adopted the majority view here ... at least I know that the sentiments do not change across Religious Jurisdictions.
and I am not going to take the time to even try to enlighten you. With your closed mind and in the darkness of historical ignorance and ignorance of the sources of Catholic doctrine, it would be a solid waste of my time at this moment to try to air out the house with a dose of reality.
I wouldn't want you to waste your time. You won't take direction from us; why should you enlighten us?
I will give you this much: Catholic doctrine is taken from her saints and her doctors of the Church, the Councils and the Fathers, Scripture and Apostolic teaching. It does not come from the secular teachings of professional theologians, although that is what I find many Orthodox actually think...or feel more aptly put. That fact you can see by checking the sources in the CCC and in any systematic theology book that lists the sources for various doctrines and theologies systematically, so much of the very most basic work you can in fact do on your own.
We're still waiting with bated breath for how Humanae Vitae
was derived from the bolded text. Frankly, you can't.
When I have ready resources to make my points briefly and succinctly as I just did with Aristotle and the patristic Fathers, I will continue to address these issues but to spend days searching for scarce Internet resources to address your false assertion only to have you all fight me all the way
No false assertions were made. You can't explain if Greek Catholics have resisted the Renaissance and Enlightenment ideals which have permeated the Vatican.
...is not worth my time or my energy or the emotional stress it would cause. I am sure you will all look in your hearts and understand my refusal.
You have a life. So do we. There are more important things in life than this stuff; however, if you're going to defend Roman Catholicism on Humanae Vitae
even though you look Eastern Orthodox, act Eastern Orthodox and are not Eastern Orthodox, you better be prepared to explain your point in a way that the Orthodox can understand. If we don't understand, don't be so hard on yourself.
If you can't ... say, "I don't know" and we'll pick another windmill to tilt at....