NOT BE SENSIBLE. BE REASONABLE
of the mind is that state in which man does not know the better alternative
because he is so concerned with his own mind. This state of mind clogs the
imagination, like a drug, so that a person cannot possibly thing of certain
things at all.
cannot even say, "I see what you mean," not only because he has
never thought of the other's point of view but more because he has never
thought at all.
Thomas Aquinas was a thinking man. Before he explained the knowledge of God,
he had thought what the atheist is thinking. So St. Thomas begins with the
thoughts of the atheist. "Is there a god?"
the Pope condemned the heresy of modernism in Encyclicals, he first showed
how the modernist thinks. Then he showed the error and condemned it.
today is ruled by his senses and not by his reason. He is unable to see how
his opponents think; he is unable to think of his own opinions.