Unfortunately that is an extremely simplistic definition of liberalism, which is not so silly as to assume so overarching a claim.  
And when did "gift" become "free gift," as if one ever paid for a gift?

>>> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>06/14/09 10:29 AM >>>

Indeed, a superficial view, a half truth.. 
I found it illuminating to read a few pages beginning with the paragraph "Perhaps the most important message in Augustine's philosophy was his view of human nature..." (p.75)

--- On Sun, 6/14/09, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

A pretty constricted anal orifice view of Augustine, if you ask me.

On Jun 11, 2009, CR Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 

<SPAN class=hw>Word of the Day for Thursday, June 11, 2009 at
<SPAN class=hw>redivivus \red-uh-VY-vuhs; -VEE-\, adjective:
Living again; brought back to life; revived; restored.
Augustine redivivus, R. contends, would find in the history of the present 
century confirmation of his pessimistic views of human nature. 
  -- Roland J. Teske, "Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized", 
     Theological Studies, June 1, 1995
a thought vis-a-vis tse