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


Jul
14
comment Do Eastern Orthodoxy or Roman Catholicism say anything about the Lutheran idea of the communication of attributes?
@Mr.Bultitude I am coming off of an 80-hr work week, and this week promises to be similar unfortunately. Thank you for the reminder, I will try to get to this before the Fall semester starts.
Jul
7
comment Does Abraham's Bosom (Hades/Paradise) still exist?
You may also wish to check out Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”? and Is the Valley of Hinnom adequately translated as hell? on BH.SE.
Jul
1
comment How do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox justify their clergy praying with those big hats on their heads?
@bruisedreed ok 10-4
Jul
1
comment How do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox justify their clergy praying with those big hats on their heads?
Would a question be closed as too broad if it asked for a Protestant and Roman Catholic perspective? Probably (unless asking for a comparison of a specific doctrine/practice). Why is it often OK to lump Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy together? I believe these are separate questions, and someone who can answer for one perspective may not be able to for the other. Just my two cents....
Jul
1
comment According to Catholicism, in what cases is Purgatory necessary?
As one example, check out What happens with a soul after one's death according to Eastern Orthodox doctrine?.
Jul
1
comment According to Catholicism, in what cases is Purgatory necessary?
This is too broad to ask for both Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy in one question, and beliefs on the afterlife in Orthodoxy have already been asked about elsewhere several times. I edited this to remove the request about Orthodoxy.
Jun
25
comment Binding of Satan — for amillennialists
I've always found this view to be fascinating, not least because of how unique it is in ecclesiastical history.
Jun
24
comment Why is the funeral/burial several days after death?
it is also customary for Christians to have 'wakes' where viewing is held, often the day prior to the funeral. For someone notable or very young, there may even be a wake, memorial, funeral, and burial services.
Jun
24
comment Why is the funeral/burial several days after death?
Sometimes the church and/or funeral home have scheduling issues, sometimes it takes people time to make arrangements (burial site, purchase casket, etc.). But I'll let someone else address the theological reasons, in my experience it's all for pragmatic reasons.
Jun
24
comment Are non-Catholics allowed to go to confession?
Welcome to Christianity Stack Exchange! We're a little different from other sites. Please take our site tour and read more about what we're looking for in answers. I edited this to remove the signature, as that information is contained in your username. Welcome to the site and thanks for answering!
Jun
20
comment How is the teachings in the Book of James consistent with Salvation by Grace alone?
Are you open to answers that would argue that the two are in conflict, or do you only want answers that attempt to harmonize them?
Jun
19
comment What are Lutheran teachings on salutary effects of communion?
The idea in Lutheranism is that nothing Christians do (or don't do) saves us. What saves is what Christ has done on the cross and is doing in His Word and Sacraments. If I can find time I'll answer with more.
Jun
19
comment Are Dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?
Do you have any sources for the etymology of dinosaur that you've claimed? Also, could you give some specific examples rather than just a blanket statement, further developing this?
Jun
19
comment What does it mean to pray in Jesus' Name?
Welcome to Christianity Stack Exchange! Welcome to the site. As a new visitor, I'd recommend checking out the following two posts, which are meant to help newcomers "learn the ropes": help page and How we are different than other sites? This doesn't really answer the question. The OP clearly recognizes that prayer should be in Jesus' name, s/he is asking what this means specifically, which you have not explained.
Jun
18
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@МалъСкрылевъ I am in the Upper Room almost daily, and I will also be in the related election room as much till this process is over. Or did you mean elsewhere?
Jun
18
comment Scholarly discussion of claims that Paul is a “false apostle”
Yeah, so I'm going to award you 500 points for this... because I can. Outstanding job.
Jun
18
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As my original bio said before I had to remove it due to the pesky 1200 character limit, I would vote for David Strattion before myself - this guy rocks! Plus... the credible Hulk avatar... outstanding.
Jun
18
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@МалъСкрылевъ haha awesome
Jun
18
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@DavidStratton my original bio (before I had to cut it to 1200 characters), said in my 'cons' section that I'd vote for you over myself - and I wrote that before you were a candidate (or at least before I saw it) :)
Jun
16
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This was originally over 3600 characters. The system forced me to get it under 1200. I can be quite verbose :)