Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: DUALISM, 05-23-15
Posted on 05/23/2015 9:52:23 AM PDT by Salvation
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Any view of reality that holds there are two fundamentally and irreducibly different types of being or operations. Thus God and the world, spirit and matter, intellect and will, truth and error , virtue and sin are typical expressions of dualism. (Etym. Latin dualis; from duo, two.)
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intellect and will?
As opposed to monism, the belief that it’s one. Spiritual monists say that there is only one thing and it is God, that there is not God and, merely God as.
Do people often know something is wrong — but still go ahead and do it?
Intellect — knowing that it is wrong
Will — still going ahead and doing it.
LOL, not exactly. Monists merely ask how anything that is NOT an aspect of the infinitude of God can exist without, by its existence, denying the totality of that infinitude, by definition.
Monism is the belief that there is only one thing. Mono — one.
And yes, I described it correctly. if you’re a spiritual or religious monist, nothing can exist outside of the Infinite (God) — thus there is only one thing and it is God.
For God to be Omnipotent and Omniscient, it would be necessary for god to be Infinite — without boundaries in time or space. Otherwise, there would be someplace to get out of God’s sight and away from God’s power.
If that is true, it is simply not possible for anything to be “outside” God, or “Not an aspect of the Infinitude of God.” Thus, there is not God and, merely God as.
“God as me, in me, is me.”
You did indeed describe it correctly from the point of belief. It’s just that it’s usually developed from the opposite direction, ie, “how could it not be”?
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