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The ritual the O.P. is describing is a typical blessing of ordinary objects, of which there are many examples in the Shorter Roman Ritual, for example. (Keep in mind that there is no set “rite” for blessings of this kind—the ritual is indicative, not binding.) The blessing of a “normal” object does not turn it into a sacramental or (better said) a sacred ...


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Yes, the God the Calvinists believe in is unjust. Paul makes it pretty clear in the beginning of Romans: "[God] will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, ...


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This stream seems to be from a few years ago, but I thought I would add a couple of notes here. I've read two key questions here: 1) Is God just if he condemns sinners who are born evil? and 2) Can Man really judge God's standard of justice by man's standard of justice? If a child is born blind in a country where it's illegal to be illiterate, I think we ...



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