This is one of the oldest churches in England, predating Thomas Aquinas.
“The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing. ” – Thomas Aquinas
The genius of God is to create humans as close in likeness to him/her as possible. However chained or bound a human, she is still capable of original thought and the capacity to love.
Love, often owing to pop music and romantic fictions, is a narrowly examined emotion. For all its/their faults, religion does attempt to make inroads into the nature and meaning of love.
Love without freedom would be meaningless; without responsibility, a toyish thing distant from rationality and meaning.
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