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Dec
17
comment good ways to deal with “It's just a pagan holiday, he wasn't even born then”
@john17 Done as asked.
Dec
17
comment Does Spiritual blindness mean not knowing Gods Word?
Jesus said this to the Pharisees, who knew the scriptures extremely well.
Dec
16
comment Did Thomas Aquinas rate masturbation as a greater sin than rape?
You can try asking that question. You'll need to be clear about the category of sin you are talking about. And remember to make it clear that you are asking for Aquinas' view on the matter, not the general view.
Dec
16
comment Did Thomas Aquinas rate masturbation as a greater sin than rape?
This link may be useful on Aquinas.
Dec
16
comment Did Thomas Aquinas rate masturbation as a greater sin than rape?
They are thumbing down because a) They doubt Aquinas really said that, and you haven't provided a reference; b) even if Aquinas said that, they have no idea how you infer your second point from it; c) even if Aquinas did think suicide was worse than robbery, that doesn't automatically make it true d) your third point isn't really a question, except to ask if people agree with it. This isn't a site for discussing Christianity, it's for asking factual questions about it.
Dec
10
comment How did the phenomenon of “Megachurches” come about?
I think you missed two important sociological points: greater transport possibilities (it's now feasible to drive 29 miles to go to church) and a greater emphasis on choice - i.e. a tendency to find a church you like, rather than whatever happens to be nearest.
Dec
9
comment How did the phenomenon of “Megachurches” come about?
@fredsbend Korea also has a lot of very large churches.
Dec
6
comment What is meant by “order” in reference to ministries within the Church, and how did its usage come about?
Sorry, didn't mean to imply anything. Since you already wrote about the hierarchy of order in the other answer, I just wondered if you were intending to elaborate on it.
Dec
5
comment What is meant by “order” in reference to ministries within the Church, and how did its usage come about?
Is this a setup to answer your own question?
Dec
5
comment Is there a biblical basis for Pescetarianism?
Are you asking whether there is biblical basis for a Christian being permitted to choose Pescetarianism, or that all Christians should be Pescetarians?
Dec
2
comment Justification for Marriage without State
I don't think I agree that "the church was the state" in either the Roman occupation of Palestine, or any of the places nearby during New Testament times.
Dec
2
comment How often are books quoted outside of their own book?
"There are multiple books missing from the Bible" doesn't describe the situation well. What is true is that "the books in our Bible sometimes make reference to other books that are not in the Bible".
Nov
29
comment All the references where Jesus is offered worship
You might want to add Thomas, who calls Jesus "my Lord and my God".
Nov
29
comment All the references where Jesus is offered worship
For an answer to the wider implied question here, please see: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/4464/…
Nov
27
comment What does it mean to judge the fatherless?
I would say that it's not about helping or doing good, necessarily, it's about getting justice for them.
Nov
25
comment How do Lutherans who accept apostolic succession trace theirs?
Given that you have two answers for Anglicanism here, would it not have made sense to edit this one to ask about Anglicans and the other about Lutherans?
Nov
25
comment Does the Catholic church today require for you to pay taxes?
@Bubbles I am, I admit, unclear about the exact sanctions.
Nov
25
comment Does the Catholic church today require for you to pay taxes?
I guess if everyone in the country is paid by the church, there isn't a lot of point in collecting taxes.
Nov
25
comment Does the Catholic church today require for you to pay taxes?
@curiousdannii OK, I admit I didn't think of that. Let me know if you find out. It would be an interesting answer.
Nov
25
comment Does the Catholic church today require for you to pay taxes?
No need to apologize. You don't have to be a Christian to ask questions here.