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I'm an amateur game developer, tabletop enthusiast, and featured reviewer at DriveThruRPG.

I'm primarily focused on cyberpunk and science-fiction, though I love a good fantasy setting. I'll freely admit that I'm relatively new to tabletop gaming (three or four years), and most of my knowledge is in more contemporary games and indie games, but I try to be helpful.


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accepted Is there any account of a religious marriage ceremony in the scripture?
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comment Christian Toleration
@SomeFreeMason let us also remember that not everyone who "talks the talk" walks the walk.
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comment What major translations of the Bible are in the Public Domain and therefore not subject to Copyright?
Depends on the citation method; it's not really a C.SE discussion, but basically any citation requires a good deal of information just so that anyone doing fact-checking/verification can actually find the same thing. So in short, not for scholarly citation, but for less scholarly citation it's possible to find larger translations that you can just use without additional explanation (NIV or NASB, for instance).
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comment Has the Catholic Church or any large Christian organization ever had a policy of paying people to not have abortions?
Ideologically, I know churches that would support this. Logistically, that's a massive amount of money for a church. In addition, there's a slippery slope there of potentially encouraging women, many of whom are outside of a marital relationship, to have children for the money, which could endanger their health, moral issues pertaining to sexuality notwithstanding.
Jun
23
comment What happened to the wives of priests when celibacy was first instituted in the Catholic church?
I don't have the source on this, but I've heard the same thing from a history professor at some point. Canon 33 from the Council of Evira suggests that married men did not have to divorce, but were expected to be celibate in marriage, as does Canon 3 from the Council of Carthage.
Jun
10
comment Is there any account of a religious marriage ceremony in the scripture?
Mind you, I'm not denying that marriage is biblical; there's definitely a mandate there-I'm asking if there's ever a distinction between just getting married (at the civil level) and getting married in the church.
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comment Is there any account of a religious marriage ceremony in the scripture?
1 Corinthians 3:12 doesn't seem to relate to marriage at all. Disregarding that, I was perhaps too broad. For 2nd Corinthians 11:2, NASB uses the word "betrothed", which would have been what a father would have done with his daughter; indeed, checking five different translations the result is "betrothed" or "given your hand" four times, and "espoused" only once, which indicates that it's more of an arrangement than the wedding itself. I'm not sure what it would be in the original Greek, but it seems to be an issue when working from the (Clementine) Latin Vulgate translation.
Jun
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comment Is there any account of a religious marriage ceremony in the scripture?
But, again, is this record-keeping, or does it have a spiritual significance? Is it meant to recognize the marriage in the presence of God, or is it simply a practical legal distinction?
Jun
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comment Is there any account of a religious marriage ceremony in the scripture?
The issue is that while this is a definition of a godly marriage, these are not marriage ceremonies, but rather relationships. For instance, we don't see that any part of the marriage was officiated by a priest or a person chosen for righteousness. The question isn't "Is marriage godly?", but rather "Do we see a wedding in a church?" albeit with a little more fancy wording.
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answered What is the difference between the Jehovah Witnesses and Pentecostal Churches?
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comment Is there any account of a religious marriage ceremony in the scripture?
So basically; there was nothing for the religious aspect, and more of a cultural thing?
Jun
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comment What is the basis of the non catholic denominations to hold catholics as Idolaters
In addition, asking saints to intercede is perceived by some Protestant sects as being equivalent to asking a totem or spirit to intercede. It's a matter of perception.
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asked Is there any account of a religious marriage ceremony in the scripture?
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