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


Aug
7
reviewed Leave Open How is rosary different from chanting Mantra?
Aug
7
reviewed Close why do we use the name “jesus” if the apostles did not use it?
Aug
7
reviewed Close What contemporary criticism was given to Belloc's claim that the Protestant Reformation was the work of a few oligarchs?
Aug
1
reviewed Close Out of nothing?
Aug
1
comment Should those who fall away and return to the church be baptized again?
Is this a 'list' question (which denominations do this and why)? Or is it ok to respond from any perspective and give only one perspective?
Jul
31
reviewed Leave Closed Some baptist churches have formal 'membership' requirements for their congregations - what is the biblical basis for this concept?
Jul
31
reviewed Leave Closed Where does the idea that you cannot conceive of light until you see it come from?
Jul
31
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Believing in The Lord without joining a church
Jul
31
comment Did Jesus teach the Trinity?
Considering that the concept of Trinity didn't exist until hundreds of years after Jesus' death, it's quite an anachronistic question. However, you could ask whether Jesus taught anything that supports or goes against the later doctrine of the Trinity.
Jul
31
reviewed Close Did Jesus teach the Trinity?
Jul
31
reviewed Close Was Absalom's hair really that strong?
Jul
31
reviewed Close Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
Jul
31
comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
@fredsbend this would need to be edited to remove the Matthew passage before migrating it, i.e. stick to the Hebrew Bible text on its own terms without reading a later text into it. And it would need to refocus on the intended meaning of the author of the text rather than the truthfulness of the account itself (BH.SE "can't handle the truth" either).
Jul
31
reviewed Leave Open Modern Book of Jasher - Genuine?
Jul
31
reviewed Close According to LDS doctrine, what is the source of God's power?
Jul
28
comment Who was the first major Christian figure to popularize a figurative interpretation of Genesis?
@LCIII that's fair - unfortunately I'm short on time. For now, check out Origen's De Principiis (Book IV), 16 and Augustine's commentary on Genesis (then again, he also defended a young earth); a good answer would have to deal with what 'literal' vs. 'figurative' meant in the 3rd-5th century as it's quite different from its contemporary meaning in English.
Jul
28
comment Who was the first major Christian figure to popularize a figurative interpretation of Genesis?
Pretty much everyone in the early Church viewed Genesis as a figurative account (by today's interpretation of the word 'figurative' - they would have actually considered themselves to have been interpreting it 'literally').
Jul
28
reviewed Close Where did the Young Earth Creationist doctrine originate?
Jul
28
reviewed Close Does the Bible support slavery and (White) Superiority in the context of American Slavery?
Jul
28
reviewed Close Barley and the first fruit offerings- what is the meaning of the barley as relates to messiah as first fruits