How to Banish Bad Habits
Yes, it would, but in a negative way. First, you've got to realize that the longer people live separated from God, the less likely they are able to exercise their free choice and trust him. This is why most people who come to Christ do so when they're young. The longer you live with a bad habit, the harder it is to turn that habit around. It's not impossible, but it's harder. So what would make people think that, say, a ten-year incubation period of being separated from God would get their attention
Personalism considered as the most promising way of understanding what human beings are should be contrasted, not with traditional or radical sexual morality, but with rationlist dualism. Philosophers since Descartes had let themselves get into the habit of looking on people as 'selves', lone intellectual beings, who each had to think his own way out of solipsism if he were to have any grounds for believing that the physical world was real or that there were any other people, 'other minds', in it. Wittgenstein broke the grip of this theory of knowledge. Gilbert Ryle in The Concept of Mind (1949) let in a wind of change to blow away the bad habits of solipsism. 'The ghost in the machine' could retire from active service and the wholeness of the person could come into its own.
Vilify Islam with base lies and ugly depictions. These ignoble aspersions, which the enemies have cast upon Islam's holy Prophet, who commanded the development of beautiful habits, the forbiddance of bad habits, the prohibition of tormenting and harming people in any way, even the dead and animals, and who strictly stressed the importance of human rights, are a disgusting stain upon humanity and upon the nations of the free world.
In fact anthropodicy is demanded in a world without God. Whatever happens, the responsibility falls back on the humans, their abilities and their weakness. However, where the single person cannot be called to account, new mechanisms of excuse are invented and introduced environment, milieu, social coercion and control, psychic conditions etc. The search for some excuses finds its limits where the question of suffering changes from morally bad habits (Latin malum morale) to naturally negative occurrences (Latin malum physicum), natural catastrophes, floods, earthquakes, epidemics, illness, finally in the experience of death. Humans here face the remains of a self-understanding which is concentrated in man alone. Pure anthropocentrism does not make any sense it ends in meaninglessness. For whatever we find or invent as arguments or excuses - the situation of suffering remains aporetic. However, because suffering is not only to be accepted and to be endured, human persons search for...
Sliding from Plato's vision of the end to the Genesis account of the beginning, Gregory notes that the human being originally possessed that untarnished image of the Divine Mind prerequisite for the act of love as the mimetic consummation of likeness. Disruptive passion came later, bending free will to the fabrication of evil. Sin thus entered with the force and fatal quickness of a bad habit, darkening the soul's mirror with the rust of corruption, smearing the reflective purity of the original creature with a coat of filth, by which it acquired a resemblance to something else. Now the putting off of a strange accretion is equivalent to the return to that which is familiar and natural, explains Gregory. The Platonic ascent is thereby scripted as a return to created nature. Like the woman of Luke's Gospel who searches her home for a lost coin, the widowed soul need only turn within to recover her lost self, which is also to say to find the divine lover in whose image she is molded....
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