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#thread This may surprise many, but one of the richest books of Christian Theological insight (in my opionon) is the Exorcist by Peter Blatty. The movie too has some strong theological insight as well. Here are some of my favorite moments from each.
"What we give to the poor is what we take with us when we die."
“What seemed like morning was the beginning of endless night.”
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#Theology
1. Thinking is a positive disposition. We always think about 'something.'
2. God IS (or exist) and anything that exists is from God.
3. Evil is trying to make real a thought that is positively disposed on which that is NOT (is not created by God or is not possible) 1n
4. Ezekiel 18: 17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness: I have cast you to the ground; I have laid you before kings, that they may see you.
5. Satan, a covering cherub, or an archangel, had his heart: 2n
a. lifted up for his beauty.
b. Both 'lifted up' and 'beauty' are preposition in heart.
c. Nothing can be exalted above God.
d. Nothing is more beautiful than God.

6. Satan's had his wisdom
a. corrupted on account of his brightness
b. 'Brightness' is a physical attribute 3n
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Interesstingly, Twitter's automatic #translation fails at translating this simple #poem. (In particular, Twitter does not translate 'Geredes') So I translate it for you:

crib
in the threshed straw
of the empty talk
there is no grain of truth anymore
hunger is growing daily
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for the birth of a word
as nutritious as a grain of wheat.

Remark 1. The "das" in the poem was CORRECTLY cited by the tweeter (cf. docdro.id/x2xiYMH), but it is a grammatical error and should be replaced with the (by the way: homophonous) #subjunction 'dass' )
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Remark. 2. The metaphor 'birth of a word' is a fitting one in view of #Christian #theology, in particular in view of the fact that #Jesus Christ is often associated with the Greek concept of 𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘰𝘴 (λόγος).
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Just FYI, there is NOT a divine reason for everything that happens, unless the divine reason is that all of existence happens within a sacred context in the broad sense. But no, HELL NO, suffering is not part of God's "plan" for anyone's enlightenment.
If there is a divine "plan" for our lives it is concerned with the exercise of freedom, the gaining of wisdom, the learning of compassion, the full flourishing of the soul. Suffering IMPEDES these things and this grieves God.
If we think of God in a personal way or in a more mystical way as an impersonal force - no worthy concept of Ultimate Reality or sovereign moral grounding that moves through history + creation has a "plan" for anyone's harm. Period.
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Gospel for Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Did Jesus get his power to cast out demons from the Prince of Demons? #gospel usccb.org/bible/readings…
//The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Beelzebul," and "By the prince of demons he drives out demons." (Mk 3:22) #Gospel
//Beelzebub or Beelzebul is a name derived from a Philistine god, formerly worshipped in Ekron, and later adopted by some Abrahamic religions as a major demon. The name Beelzebub is associated with the Canaanite god Baal. #demonology #religion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beelzebub
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