I found this interesting primer on culpable sincerity at another blog, which goes in depth on this.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
The primacy of conscience
Having recently heard this phrase recently, this defence of one's dissent from Church, it got me thinking about some boundaries for this concept. Without having done an in-depth study, my immediate thought is that such primacy applies to one's culpability. It probably cannot be the basis for developing or teaching doctrine.