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comment How could Jesus be born during the reign of Herod, and when Quirinius was governor of Syria, if those periods were not contemporary?
It's interesting that when two sources disagree, and one of them is Biblical, there is always a huge cry of "that proves the Bible must be wrong".
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comment What changed between the Old and New Testaments?
Resisting the temptation to write a one word answer: JESUS.
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comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
@gideonmarx Do you have any references to back up your definition of "Just War"? References for the definition I use are the Wikipedia article, the BBC Catholic Answers, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and hundreds of others. Please join me in this chat room if you want to continue.
Sep
13
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
@gideonmarx Just War is not just 'no mistakes' (especially since 'no mistakes' is impossible anyway). Please read some article on Just War. For example: killing tens of millions of people to remove a minor threat would not be a Just War, irrespective of whether it was carried out without mistakes. That's the normal definition of Just War.
Sep
13
comment When did guitar led worship music become accepted?
I believe the 'mega-churches' (and others with a focus on outreach) adopted modern instruments not to differentiate themselves, but because the wanted their music to be accessible and understandable to the unchurched.
Sep
11
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
Your machine-gunner is a poor example. Just War isn't about soldiers not doing short-sighted things. It's more about whether the machine-gunner, ordered to fire indiscriminately into a town where there are known to be civilians, should do it.
Sep
11
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
Just War doctrine doesn't seek to lay down a specific set of tactics that are allowable in response to specific enemy tactics. Rather it lays down principles under which war should be conducted. It would be unreasonable to expect a doctrine essentially formulated many centuries ago to lay down specific responses.
Sep
11
comment What is Molinism?
@fredsbend See the comment two above yours.
Sep
11
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
I downvoted because you seem to be under the impression that "Just War" principles only apply when both sides are "playing by the rules", and that proponents might want to make a specific exception for terrorism. This has never been the case. Proponents of Just War have applied it to all kinds of wars over the last thousand years, some of which frankly make modern-day terrorism look like a picnic. So the answer to your question is "They apply it in exactly the same way as they do every other kind of war".
Sep
11
comment What is Molinism?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a general reference question.
Sep
11
comment What is Molinism?
The Wikipedia article on Molinism, which is first page returned by Google, has a section giving the Bible verses used by Molinists to support their position.
Sep
10
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
Why do you think that an 'asymmetric' war is any different to any other war, in terms of the principles under which it should be run?
Sep
9
comment Anglican Minor Orders?
Me too, and I only found out by accidentally reading the Wikipedia article. :-)
Sep
8
comment Alpha, Omega, & everlasting God?
It is widely accepted among most branches of Christianity that Jesus is eternal.
Sep
8
comment Anglican Minor Orders?
This Wikipedia article explicitly states that the Anglican church abolished the minor offices. However it does have the office of "Lay Reader", who is more than a scripture reader and is permitted to perform several forms of worship service.
Aug
21
comment When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?
@LCIII Paul certainly had a formal education. If you are wondering why there was no formal Christian education in biblical times, that's because there were no Christian institutions in NT times that could have provided a formal education. If you consider the Rabbinical model of teaching to be 'formal', then all the disciples received formal teaching using that model from Jesus.
Aug
12
comment What is the difference between a Christian and a Messianic Jew?
There are those who are Christian and ethnically Jewish who do NOT self-identify as Messianic Jews. Doing so is partly about wishing to retain - at least partly - your identity as a Jew, and partly as a statement of belief that Christianity is the fulfilment of Judaism, not just 'another religion'.
Aug
2
comment Where is this C.S. Lewis quote from?
Just what I'd expect from someone called Mr. Bultitude.
Jul
30
comment Is BDSM dealt with in Scripture?
BDSM covers more than you are saying here.
Jul
30
comment Is BDSM dealt with in Scripture?
BDSM covers a wide variety of practices, so it's pretty unlikely that there will be a simple "yes/no" answer to this. There will also be different views within Christianity.