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I haven't read this blog since the V-Tech massacre.

What a breath of fresh air.

And what a surprise to see Grump Old Man wandered over from Contentions.

Thanks.

You are correct, Father, I meant blasphemy. Thanks for clarifying my thoughts.

I think, Steven, you mean "blasphemy" for "heresy" in your last sentence. I would not equate the two, since the latter is a carnal, inept digression from the Apostolic teaching. The former is an act of setting one's self against the Word -- or, as you well say, "dismissing the image of God and its realization within us by His grace."

Robin, I have not elucidated on this thought. I've dribbled cognates of it in earlier posts. There is one in particular, called "Non-Conventional Psyche" that might be helpful.

It seems that the only True way to say "I am what I am" is I Cor. 15:10: "By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove to be in vain, but I labored more than them all". I agree that most people mean something more narcissistically dismissive of faults and it does not include God, nor striving for more than WYSIWYG. If heresy is gainsaying the holy, then to dismiss the image of God and its realization within us by His grace seems to fit the bill.

And I should have added, "or places where you have elucidated on this thought?"

Thank you for your thought on depression: "What is frequently called 'depression' is mainly the reaction of human nature to unnatural living...." Off the top of your head can you think of other places or writers where this idea of depression might be discussed?

I mean no disrespect, but "I yam what I yam" puts me so much in mind of Popeye the Sailor that it's hard to focus on the argument.

Popeye the Heretical Sailor?

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