Jussi-Ville Heiskanen wrote:
Ray Saintonge wrote:
I guess that some of us are nothing more than
unrepentant altruists. We
believe that free works belong to everybody. If something is of great
value to you don't need for anyone to tell you that; you already know
it. How does knowing that you produced something make the idea any
better or worse than it would be without that knowledge. How is knowing
that you did it better for everyone? Pride, after all, is one of the
seven deadly sins.
And yet, the church has no problem attributing good
works to saints by name.
The difference here is that the church is making these gratuitous
attributions. The saints themselves are too dead to be bothered.