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Dec
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comment Where did the “theology” behind the Cherry tree carol come from?
Also the version I know has Joseph marrying Mary "in the land of Galilee".
Dec
8
comment Where did the “theology” behind the Cherry tree carol come from?
Per Wikipedia: "The indigenous range of the sweet cherry extends through most of Europe, western Asia and parts of northern Africa, and the fruit has been consumed throughout its range since prehistoric times."
Dec
8
comment Where did the “theology” behind the Cherry tree carol come from?
The version of this carol that I know was heavily edited to remove the verses about Joseph's snark. Reading this version it would seem that at the start of the carol, Joseph doesn't know who the father of Mary's child was, but that by the end he comes to realize it. This is not too far from what's described in the Bible, although in the Bible it's a dream rather than a cherry tree. Or maybe the dream was of a cherry tree...
Dec
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Dec
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comment What are the major Christian Festivals
@AndrewLeach I didn't want to get too much into what is a little-known Christian aspect to the festival. Safe to say that most Mardi Gras celebrations now owe virtually nothing to their Christian roots.
Dec
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Dec
4
comment Did Jesus forbid debt collection?
For clarity by 'debt collection', do you mean forcing people to repay debts, or receiving repayment of loans?
Dec
4
answered What are the major Christian Festivals
Dec
2
comment What happens if one wishes to go through the RCIA process but lacks a sponsor?
I'm not sure about Catholicism, so I'll make this a comment. In other traditions (and I would expect Catholicism) it is not necessary for sponsors to be family. I would expect that the church community will find people prepared to be your sponsors as part of the lead-up to baptism.
Nov
30
comment What is meant by, “mild drinks” in D&C section 89?
The first question is "What mild barley drinks is this verse referring to?" , which doesn't seem to be answered here. If it's given in the video, please can you put some quotes from the video in the answer.
Nov
30
comment What is meant by, “mild drinks” in D&C section 89?
This doesn't seem to actually answer the question.
Nov
28
revised Where the church should gather?
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answered Where the church should gather?
Nov
28
comment Where the church should gather?
Filipe, you seem to be trying to have an argument here. This is the wrong place for it. You asked what the arguments were for hold in Christian meetings in a way for which there is no example int he NT. We told you. If you don't agree with those views, you are welcome to disgree, but we are not going to argue with you here.
Nov
28
comment Where the church should gather?
Question 3 is easy. Most Christians consider that it is not necessary for there to be an example of something in NT times for it to be permissible in modern times.
Nov
28
comment Where the church should gather?
What do you consider the 'early church'? There are purpose-built churches that survive from around 300AD, so we can presume there was no prohibition on meetintgs outside the home at that point?
Nov
26
comment Is there any basis in Catholic theology or in the writings of major Catholic theologians for the belief that snakes used to have legs?
@Pam Since the quote is concerning Genesis as an allegory, you haven't shown anything to indicate that Catholics believe that snakes literally used to have legs (except in the usual evolutionary sense).
Nov
26
comment Is there any basis in Catholic theology or in the writings of major Catholic theologians for the belief that snakes used to have legs?
Pam are you asking about a literalist belief? The quote you cite could be commenting on the story as a story. It doesn't imply a belief in the literal historicity of Genesis.