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Topic: Infinity and Theology (29)
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Virgil

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Re: Infinity and Theology (29)
Posted: Nov 12, 2013 2:59 PM
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In article <5bcef5c1-488d-421c-b38c-22cae428b1e3@googlegroups.com>,
mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de wrote:

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>
> The pagan, wrong proposition {{"There is no actually infinite number"}}, even
> without possesing the property of being a dogma acknowledged by the church or
> ever having been in that possesion, has, because of its dogma-like
> popularity, done unmeasurable damage to Christian religion and philosophy,
> and one cannot thank holy Thomas of Aquino too effusively that he has clearly
> marked this proposition as definitely doubtful.
> [Cantor to Hemann, 21 June 1888, quoted from C. Tapp: "Kardinalität und
> Kardinäle: Wissenschaftshistorische Aufarbeitung der Korrespondenz zwischen
> Georg Cantor und katholischen Theologen seiner Zeit." Boethius Vol. 53, Franz
> Steiner Verlag (2005) p. 384]


> Yes we have to be grateful for those clear words!

Indeed.
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