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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Divine Attributes
Hence, from the existence of an intelligent being, man, in the cosmos, we rightly infer that God is intelligent, that is to say, His infinite perfection is superabundantly adequate to all the operations of intellect.
To emphasize the transcendence of the Divine perfection, in some cases an abstract noun is substituted for the corresponding adjective; as, God is Intelligence; or, again, some word of intensive, or exclusive, force is joined to the attribute; as, God alone is good, God is goodness itself, God is all-powerful, or supremely powerful.
In this respect, the relation of the attributes to the Divine nature might be illustrated by the various reflections of one and the same object from a concave, a convex, and a plane mirror.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02062e.htm   (2310 words)

  
 Divine Freedom
It being as truly impossible for such a free agent, who is absolutely incapable of being deceived or depraved, to choose, by acting contrary to these laws, to destroy its own perfections; as for necessary existence to be able to destroy its own being (1738, 122).
In the primary sense of ‘being free in performing an action,’ — the sense required for moral responsibility (according to the libertarian view of moral responsibility) — the power not to have caused the decision to act is necessary.
It is wrong for human beings to cause, knowingly and voluntarily, the procreation of an offspring of human parents which is notably deficient, by comparison with normal human beings, in mental and physical capacity (Adams, 1972, 330).
plato.stanford.edu /entries/divine-freedom   (13252 words)

  
 Divine -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The concept of the divine is a key ingredient in all (additional info and facts about religious faiths) religious faiths.
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Additional uses: Divine is also the stage name of the late transvestite celebrity born (additional info and facts about Harris Glen Milstead) Harris Glen Milstead.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/di/divine.htm   (54 words)

  
 Dissent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In his pastoral letter, the primate of Mexico examines the origins and content of the New Age movement, the reasons for its rapid spread, its incompatibility with the Gospel, and the responsibility of all Catholics to counteract its influence.
The name is a compound Greek word: theos, a "divine being," a "god"; sophia, "wisdom"; hence divine wisdom.
These names are always found with capital letters connoting the "being" of the earth.
www.ourladyswarriors.org /dissent/index.html   (2083 words)

  
 definition of worshiper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
One who worships; one who pays divine honors to any being or thing; one who adores.
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www.brainydictionary.com /words/wo/worshiper240542.html   (60 words)

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