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« Reply #135 on: September 25, 2012, 01:47:13 PM »

No one is a sinner "because" they are born.  We are simply born in the state of sin.  I don't think any Catholic would say one is a sinner because of birth.
This is such a serious theological issue, that we should not try to find faulty compromises.

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Augustine of Hippo (354-430) taught that Adam's sin[16] is transmitted by concupiscence, resulting in mankind becoming a massa damnata (mass of perdition, condemned crowd
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_sin

Actually, this would need another thread, unless we would specifically want to discuss anything Vladimir Moss said on that issue.
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« Reply #136 on: September 25, 2012, 01:49:35 PM »

If we're going to talk about Moss' views on Romanides' views on original sin, I suppose this is the article to read:

http://www.orthodoxchristianbooks.com/articles/399/romanides-original-sin/
"Fr. Romanides' " - please, be more careful.

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« Reply #137 on: September 25, 2012, 07:01:25 PM »

No one is a sinner "because" they are born.  We are simply born in the state of sin.  I don't think any Catholic would say one is a sinner because of birth.
This is such a serious theological issue, that we should not try to find faulty compromises.

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Augustine of Hippo (354-430) taught that Adam's sin[16] is transmitted by concupiscence, resulting in mankind becoming a massa damnata (mass of perdition, condemned crowd
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_sin

Actually, this would need another thread, unless we would specifically want to discuss anything Vladimir Moss said on that issue.
I don't think I'm compromising anything.  I think some of these teachings exist in St Athanasius and St Cyril of Alexandria.  When we are born, we are born "exiled", separate from God's grace to a certain extant, in a state of sin.  In our Coptic liturgies, we pray "even if one's life may be just one day, he is still not without sin." We all fall short of the glory of God.  Nevertheless, by partaking of His glory, our exile, our state of sin is abolished, our disease of sin is cured, and our continuous sins are forgiven, and our lives continue to become illuminated.

Perhaps we can discuss St. Augustine in another thread.  Let's just stick with Moss.  Can you quote anything from Moss that bothers you?
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« Reply #138 on: September 25, 2012, 07:03:55 PM »

Why don't we examine Moss' writings on Original Sin and point out exactly by quotes what are his problems.  As far as I see it, I tend to agree I don't see a dichotomy, but a harmony of both views.

Now I was speaking about WC in general, though we could of course analyse Moss' writings, if someone would provide me with a link

Are we sinners, because we are born? Yes or no? It's not like yes and no to this question are complimentary.
No one is a sinner "because" they are born.  We are simply born in the state of sin.  I don't think any Catholic would say one is a sinner because of birth.

Clearly, my friend, you are not subscribing enough evil to the God-hating papists.
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« Reply #139 on: September 26, 2012, 10:32:25 AM »

I am still reading the text written by Vladimir Moss and linked by Jonathan Gress. There definitely is something in there that bothers me, but please have patience with me, so that I read the text in depth.
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« Reply #140 on: September 26, 2012, 02:29:52 PM »

I am still reading the text written by Vladimir Moss and linked by Jonathan Gress. There definitely is something in there that bothers me, but please have patience with me, so that I read the text in depth.
Sure...no rush...I'll be reading the text with you  Smiley
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« Reply #141 on: October 05, 2012, 09:15:18 AM »

agghhhh!!!

What is the point of reading the books of these modern day "scholars"?

Why spend time reading them when they could possibly be heretical when you can just read the HOLY FATHERS INSTEAD!
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« Reply #142 on: October 05, 2012, 02:17:40 PM »

agghhhh!!!

What is the point of reading the books of these modern day "scholars"?

Why spend time reading them when they could possibly be heretical when you can just read the HOLY FATHERS INSTEAD!

A certain degree of caution should be exercised when reading the Holy Fathers as well. We don't just check our reason at the door. Certain modern writers are also more accessible than the Holy Fathers. They tend to write in simpler styles, unmitigated by translational issues, and address contemporary issues the Holy Fathers did not.
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