I wonder if @Pontifex is reading Tillich?

The Conscience
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“Given that — and this is the key point — God’s mercy has no limits, if you go to him with a sincere and repentant heart, the issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience,” Francis writes in his letter.

“Sin, even for those who have no faith, is when one goes against their conscience,” he added. “To listen and to obey to (one’s conscience) means to decide oneself in relation to what’s perceived as good and evil. And this decision is fundamental to determining the good or evil of our actions.”

via Pope Francis tells atheists to ‘obey their conscience’ | Religion News Service.

Call me crazy… but do you think the Holy Father is reading Tillich?

Maybe not, but this is interesting…

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Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

2 thoughts on “I wonder if @Pontifex is reading Tillich?

  1. It certainly doesn’t sound Catholic.

    Isn’t Sin being not being in the proper relationship to God?

    Seems dangerous for the RCC to remove God and themselves from the concept of sinning.

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