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Former Anglican (in the Anglo-Catholic tradition from age 9), now a Roman Catholic in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the UK.


Mar
26
comment What is the theology behind bodily relics?
@jlaverde OK. I misread your comment (but it's not anti-biblical: see my answer). I'll edit my reference to the comment. Thanks for alerting me.
Mar
26
answered What is the theology behind bodily relics?
Mar
26
comment Why The Church keeps on collecting a Tithe?
Cash & Cash equivalent $89m; Fixed assets $485m. It's difficult to liquidate fixed assets. Income $345m; mission expenditure $311m. On the other hand, if you're not asking about the Catholic Church, why quote Time Magazine?
Mar
26
awarded  Custodian
Mar
26
reviewed Leave Closed What is the Christian take on reincarnation?
Mar
26
reviewed Close If there is only one God, why are there so many different religions?
Mar
26
revised Why The Church keeps on collecting a Tithe?
If you're going to quote, quote accurately.
Mar
26
comment Why The Church keeps on collecting a Tithe?
The Catholic Church doesn't collect a tithe; and it doesn't have an enormous amount of money (although some property, built in another age, may now be quite valuable). Your question may be built on a false premise.
Mar
26
comment Why do many churches use grape juice in communion?
Welcome to C.SE. This is not a discussion site; it's a Q&A site. How does this answer answer the question "Why use grape juice?"
Mar
26
comment Why does Jesus say “Why have you forsaken me?”
I think the question could be fleshed out a bit. The simple answer to "Why?" is "Because he was forsaken by the Father". If you are asking why he was forsaken then that's a whole different ball-game.
Mar
25
comment What is the significance of the names of the 4 rivers in the Garden of Eden?
Just for completeness, the four rivers are Pishon, Gihon, Tigris and Euphrates.
Mar
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Does John 6:44 imply that there is no free will when it comes to salvation?
Mar
21
comment Is there any biblical justification for referring to God as Mother?
Hmm. Was Julian of Norwich a liberal? Admittedly I'm not sure that she had much in the way of Biblical basis for Jesus as Father, Mother, spouse, brother and Saviour.
Mar
20
comment Are names of godparents written on Baptism Certificate?
The fundamental issue is that the godparent has to make promises, and the priest has to be satisfied with a proxy's statements on their behalf, which means being satisfied with the bona-fides of the absent godparent. That might be difficult without meeting him. If all is OK, there's no reason the godparents' names should not be recorded.
Mar
20
comment Why does John 1 say “the Word was with God” and not “scripture was with God”?
This answer might be read as suggesting that God is three separate Gods, existing as a family in the Godhead. But I trust that's not what you intended.
Mar
19
comment Why does God let people suffer?
I think I've sorted out the numbered points and quotations.
Mar
19
revised Why does God let people suffer?
Formatting of numbered lists and quotes is complicated.
Mar
18
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Is it true that the Southern Baptist denomination marks no distinction between member and non-member?
Mar
18
revised Is it true that the Southern Baptist denomination marks no distinction between member and non-member?
made a link active
Mar
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Which Orthodox churches are on the New Calendar, and which are on the Old Calendar?