Originally posted on Company Man:
Fr. Robert Barron does this up nicely. It’s about the ability to see something as one thing, not another, in effect to love a sinner (he does not speak of sin) while deploring the sin:
What strikes me so often as I listen to the public conversation regarding moral issues is the incapacity of so many to make the right distinctions.
Some of the muddiest water surrounds the concepts of love/ hate and tolerance/intolerance. In the spirit of Sokolowski, I would like to make what I hope are some clarifying differentiations.
He does so, along the way noting the phlosophical roots of this inability (low in his column):
Once the sense that there is objective good and evil has been attenuated [reduced to not much at
all], as it largely has been in our society, the only categories we have left are psychological [I’d specify
emotional] ones. And this…
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