Opuscula

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Monday, July 05, 2010

The Paradoxes of Freedom

Msgr. Charles Pope has a very interesting article on The Paradoxes of True Freedom.  The following paradoxes are analyzed in the article:

1. The first paradox of freedom is that true freedom is experienced only in relation to what is good and true.


2. The second paradox of freedom is that, since we are contingent and limited beings, we can only experience freedom within parameters and by limiting our freedom to a certain extent.


3. The Third paradox of freedom is that my freedom today often exists due to prior constraint.


4. The Fourth and religious paradox of freedom is that we are only free by becoming slaves and servants of God.


Please visit Msgr. Pope’s blog for the full analysis...  

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