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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.


Jan
13
comment Can one be atheist even if you still pin your hope on Jesus?
An atheist has a positive belief there is no God. Someone who is not convinced that there is no God (that is, who admits there is a possibility that God exists) is an agnostic. Subtle difference, maybe; but a difference.
Jan
11
comment Can one be atheist even if you still pin your hope on Jesus?
I don't understand the question. "If one day I decided to go through with the notion..." -- sorry, but what notion? I'm afraid the question is almost stream-of-consciousness. Could you re-write it in shorter sentences?
Jan
11
comment `Art thou that prophet?` do they mean the Prophet Mohammad?
No, it means that your assertion is wrong. While they may have asked about another person (and indeed they did: the prophet in Deut 18), John interpreted Deut 18 to refer to the Messiah, so he answered "No". What we can't know from this verse is who the priests thought Deut 18 referred to.
Jan
11
comment `Art thou that prophet?` do they mean the Prophet Mohammad?
Not necessarily; they may simply have asked "Really?" and sought confirmation. I think I would recommend a question on MiYodeya about who the prophet foretold in Deut 18:15 is thought to be (but don't ask the leading question "Is it Mohammed?" -- just ask who it is).
Jan
11
answered `Art thou that prophet?` do they mean the Prophet Mohammad?
Jan
9
revised What is so special about a fig tree. Is it the tree of life?
Removed specific doctrine tag
Jan
9
comment What is so special about a fig tree. Is it the tree of life?
Is the answer from Catholicism likely to differ from an answer from another tradition? Does this question need a denominational tag?
Jan
8
comment What are the differences between Catholic and Episcopal saints?
The question assumes there are differences. Is "nothing" an acceptable answer?
Jan
7
revised What exactly are 'private vows'?
Added link to reference
Jan
7
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Has Protestant-led public bible study ever been viewed by Roman Catholics as violation of the Magisterium?
Jan
7
revised Has Protestant-led public bible study ever been viewed by Roman Catholics as violation of the Magisterium?
Definite article for the Magisterium. 'Cause we're pedants like that. [Suggestor: ChrisvCB]
Jan
6
revised What exactly are 'private vows'?
Formatted quote; removed chatty comment.
Jan
5
comment Do Christians typically switch denominations?
I don't believe it's particularly common. One's denomination (particularly if you have been a member since a very young age) is part of your being. It takes an enormous amount to change it, believe me.
Jan
5
comment What does the Church say about the statements that the Pope Benedict XVI made in the book “God and the World”?
Francis' alleged statement has already been dealt with in another question.
Jan
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does Romans 7:20 contradict Genesis 4:7?
Jan
4
comment Don't The Translation missed God's words?
And that language is...?
Jan
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
3
comment What are the facts concerning resurrection of Jesus Christ according to general documents like the Bible, contemporary historians etc?
Was the group of four letters in the middle of Apocraphya a Freudian slip?
Jan
3
revised Repentence in our everyday sins?
Formatted quote
Jan
3
comment What are the various types of laws that govern our world and lives?
@PeterTurner answered the linked question from a Catholic point of view and the Catechism contains a discourse on the various distinctions of law. If you gave this question the [Catholicism] tag it would restrict answers to a relevant theological standpoint.