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Conservative Liberals vs. Liberal Conservatives

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Oct 1, 2018 at 14:18

Dear Michael S.

1) You take things too personally. This is not a place to discuss personal views. It's about the distinction - which rely isn't accurate in describing American History , because, inter alia, yesterdays Liberal, or Revolutionary, is Tomorrow's Conservative.

2) You've made a strange observation regarding Christian Dogma! You seem to believe that God is One and Two Persons. But I am more interested in Roman Catholicism - where this Dogma is subsumed under the notion of the TRINITY: that God is both One Person and Three Persons AT THE SAME TIME. Actually, it's something I've research, and it's not that difficult to get a hold of if you study Pythagorean and Euclidean ARITHMETIC. In brief, One is not a Number; rather, it's a primitive in virtue of one has a Unit (like One Apple, as opposed to Two Apples). Similarly, Two is not a Number; rather, what is commonly recognized as Two, is actually, strictly speaking Evenness, as opposed to Oddness: Everything that exists as a Plurality, is either Even or Odd, So the First instance of Plurality occurs in the Case of the Number THREE - the First Number. And if you want to know more about the Roman Catholic dogma on this aspect of God, I suggest you begin with "ON THE TRINITY" by St. Augustine.

3) Regarding Homosexuality, I maintain that they should be treated as having the same rights and human dignity in civil society as the rest of us. I assume that you read the Bible as imposing a duty on me to discriminate against homosexuals. And you probably want laws passed against homosexuals. I recommend that you leave it to God to do what He wishes to them (especially since He created them in the first place). Our American Constitution does not allow us to pass any laws that violate their Due Process or Equal Rights provisions..

4) Since you accept (as I read your writing) that God is both One and Two Persons simultaneously, you shouldn't have that much trouble tolerating my position that I am BOTH a CONSERVATIVE and a LIBERAL !

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