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Just some guy having too many accounts on too many sites (and most of those I can't even remember ;-)


Sep
14
comment Are our consciences trustworthy?
Are "our" consciences and those mentioned in the quoted passage the same? Because I see a big difference between our consciences (those of believers and followers of Christ) and those of non-believers (cf Holy Spirit).
Sep
14
revised Are our consciences trustworthy?
Links to Romans 2:14 actually linked to Acts 23:1 (huh?)
Sep
14
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Sep
14
comment How to verify if a “message from God” came from God?
@Caleb: thinking about your comment some more, I have to conclude that I don't understand it. Do I suggest what? Where should I have done so? Do you suggest to "presume automatically"? Or what? -- With this logic? Yours or mine?
Sep
13
comment Why didn't C.S. Lewis convert to Catholicism?
It is an interesting question. But... unfortunately, no, sadly, C.S.Lewis is not amongst us anymore, so we can't ask him. :D Seriously: I'd love to know. As someone who went from Catholicism to somewhat-Protestantism.
Sep
13
comment How many years are Bible translations usually called New or Revised for?
@Peter: probably the "Einheitsübersetzung". Could it be this one? The original Einheitsübersetzung (Unity Translation) was a collaboration of catholic and protestant theologians, so it's acceptable to Protestants too.
Sep
13
comment How many years are Bible translations usually called New or Revised for?
@Peter: could be a catholic Bible. There should be a publisher listed in the front pages. Off hand and remotely I cannot identify it (I'm not an expert in Bible versions anyway)
Sep
13
answered How many years are Bible translations usually called New or Revised for?
Sep
13
comment How many years are Bible translations usually called New or Revised for?
@a_harding: This could prove hellishly (well, maybe even literally, who knows) confusing for time-travellers :D
Sep
12
comment Does Christianity allow Christians to celebrate other holidays?
It should be noted that this is a very Catholic view: "attend Mass" is putting "Church" first, not God (in this mostly-raised-as-catholic-but-now-more-or-less-protestant Christian's view).
Sep
12
comment Can Christians be demon possessed?
"permanent right"? There is no Right to the Holy Spirit. There are cases where the Spirit was taken away again. Saul, as the most prominent example. But: each and every one of those (I think) is due to the person falling out with God. No such thing to be seen in Acts 10.
Sep
12
comment How to answer “Why do evil and suffering exist?”
Oh, do you have any pointers to this literal interpretation of Genesis you mention? I think I'm of that opinion, but I'd love to read a (hopefully) learned treatise on it.
Sep
12
comment How to answer “Why do evil and suffering exist?”
Do you want to be loved because that someone loves you, or because that someone doesn't have a choice? Slavery and love don't mix. IOW: I agree. :D
Sep
12
comment How to answer “Why do evil and suffering exist?”
Stealing and adultery aren't, I think, quite as absolute as you make them out to be. Murder is a much better example.
Sep
12
comment How to answer “Why do evil and suffering exist?”
So, what the KJV translates as evil can also be translated as destruction? Why then use such a misleading translation? If you translate as destruction, God stops doing evil. Interesting, don't you think?
Sep
12
comment How to answer “Why do evil and suffering exist?”
"He can use it" Period. What for? I don't know, and I'm not in a position to know. Neither do I care anymore. He can use it. He does. How? Am I God? "To make us perfect"... nope. Sometimes, suffering helps to bring us closer to Him, and that helps us on the road. But directly, no.
Sep
12
comment How to answer “Why do evil and suffering exist?”
I'm not afraid of dentists... ;-) But the thing here is: God removing the possible, the ability, to do evil would mean we'd not be free. And, if you look closely, you'll see that (okay, my opinion, but..) freedom and love are the cornerstones of God's design/being. He gave Adam and Eve the choice... we humans would have built a wall around the tree and put razorwire on top.
Sep
12
comment Can Christians be demon possessed?
Oh please. Semantic games? Verse 45: "was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost." Note verse 46 too. I leave the conclusions to you...
Sep
12
comment Can Christians be demon possessed?
The Holy Ghost comes before baptism... at least once (Acts 10). So, this disproves your point.
Sep
11
comment How could Jesus be surprised?
"amazed" is not the same as "surprised". Maybe ask about the difference on english.SE? ;-)