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Orthodox Christian, g33k, ham radio operator, musician, etc. This profile does not reflect my real age ;)


Feb
19
comment Did Jesus die on the cross or on the tree?
Strong's is a concordance, not a lexicon. There are two separate words used for cross/beam/tree/wood, σταυρός and ξύλον. And in John 20:25, ἧλος (nail) is in the genitive plural: ἥλων (i.e. nails).
Feb
17
comment What is the waving cloth in the Creed and what does it mean?
when I was a catechumen, I asked my priest one Sunday if I could leave early at that part like in the old days. He let me go one time :P
Feb
16
comment What is the waving cloth in the Creed and what does it mean?
An Orthodox priest once told me that the 'activity of the Holy Spirit' was a later 'spiritualization' of the practice, which originated to keep flies and gnats out of the wine ;)
Feb
16
comment What is the waving cloth in the Creed and what does it mean?
An Orthodox priest once told me that the 'activity of the Holy Spirit' was a later 'spiritualization' of the practice, which originated to keep flies and gnats out of the wine ;)
Feb
14
reviewed No Action Needed Why did Pope Francis say, “When we encounter the Cross, do we turn to Mary,” rather than to Christ?
Feb
14
reviewed Close Does the Roman Catholic church consider HIPAA to be an unjust law?
Feb
14
reviewed Close According to the Catholic Church is the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act an unjust law?
Feb
13
awarded  Yearling
Feb
13
revised Is it historically inaccurate that Jesus is usually portrayed as European looking?
removed language that might confuse this as a 'truth' question
Feb
12
reviewed Leave Open Can one be a practicing homosexual and also a Christian?
Feb
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere?
Feb
11
comment Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere?
yeah no problem, there is no requirement to add it or anything
Feb
11
comment Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere?
then simply say that, "I am taking X course at university Y and professor Z claims A." Not necessary, but it helps us evaluate the claim in the event the claimant has previously published or has a well known bias or interpretive perspective that should be taken into account.
Feb
11
comment God creator vs. god small g the devil or satan
This question appears to be off-topic because there were no capital letters in the Biblical manuscripts written in the original languages. This question is thus invalid and unanswerable.
Feb
11
reviewed No Action Needed What is meant by “love covers over a multitude of sins”?
Feb
11
reviewed No Action Needed What is the basis for the practice of Intinction (the dipping of the bread into wine during the Eucharist)?
Feb
11
reviewed Close What is the significance of transubstantiation?
Feb
11
reviewed Close What established Christian theology speaks to the question of whether or not God is contingent on his followers?
Feb
11
comment Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere?
Who makes this claim? Providing a source for it would be helpful.
Feb
10
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What does the Bible say about life before conception?