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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.


Feb
21
answered Christening - what exactly does a Godparent have to promise to do / be?
Feb
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Do Luke 1:48 and Luke 11:27-28 contradict each other?
Feb
19
comment Why is smoking a sin?
The answers at Is smoking sinful? answer this.
Feb
15
comment Can I project more than 500 verses of Scripture over the course of a year? Or, an entire book of the Bible?
@fredsbend Yes: ask by all means. But if you don't ask for a variation of the published terms, then you've contravened them.
Feb
14
comment Can I project more than 500 verses of Scripture over the course of a year? Or, an entire book of the Bible?
@Wikis It could probably be italics as a Latin expression (rather like et al.). Toto is the ablative case form of totus.
Feb
14
awarded  Cleanup
Feb
14
revised Can I project more than 500 verses of Scripture over the course of a year? Or, an entire book of the Bible?
rolled back to a previous revision
Feb
14
answered Can I project more than 500 verses of Scripture over the course of a year? Or, an entire book of the Bible?
Feb
12
comment Do I have to disclose my private life to a stranger?
Just as a comment, watching pornography is not victimless. You are contributing to the sin against (or maybe of) those "starring" in it. No sin is victimless: often it's only you; but probably equally often, it's really someone else.
Feb
10
comment Why would one literally eat the body of Christ, if it is literal?
@ClintEastwood It's buried or burnt.
Feb
8
comment Why do high-church people call their personalized Bible study exercises “devotionals”?
Of course there's no barrier. The veil of the Temple was torn in two. Priests and the saints are all part of the Body of Christ, the Church. But I think this is beside the point of this particular question.
Feb
8
answered Why do high-church people call their personalized Bible study exercises “devotionals”?
Feb
8
comment Why do high-church people call their personalized Bible study exercises “devotionals”?
To say there is always a priest or a saint between the laity and God is also a false premise, I'm afraid. However, there is an answer to the question. Hang on a bit...
Feb
8
comment Why do high-church people call their personalized Bible study exercises “devotionals”?
Do they? I don't think it's something I've ever come across. You learn something every day!
Feb
8
reviewed Reject suggested edit on A Russian Bible other than the Russian Synodal Translation
Feb
8
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What's the story behind the traditional haircut associated with monks?
Feb
5
comment How did Adam and Eve sin when they lacked a sinful nature?
There's no timeline for the creation of Satan: Lucifer fell from heaven, but that could have happened to place him in the Garden. And poison could have been introduced with the Fall (as the thorns were). The Bible is silent. It's far less silent on Man's initial sinlessness.
Feb
4
comment Was God punishing Jesus by forcing him to swim for 9 months in the unholy liquid (as deemed by God's laws) of Mary's uterus?
God did what he did; speculation is pointless. Although Mary could not have said "Yes" if there was no pregnancy for her to agree to. Perhaps, too, it's the beginning of the New Covenant and the end of the Old Law: Do not call unclean what I have called clean.
Feb
4
comment How did Adam and Eve sin when they lacked a sinful nature?
I don't believe I have to. The Church interprets Scripture, and it has interpreted "the image of God" and "very good" to mean just that. It appears you don't like that interpretation, although even a plain reading of those words (a la "Sola Scriptura") cannot yield anything different.
Feb
4
comment How did Adam and Eve sin when they lacked a sinful nature?
It seems you have already formed your opinion. The Catholic position differs. (Answer updated)