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


Dec
5
comment How do Creationist Christians respond to the evidence for Evolution?
@Caleb: your comment creates requirements that the question doesn't.
Dec
2
comment How can Jesus, born of mankind, be sinless?
And it's theological speculation I for one don't adhere to. This is a fallen, a corrupted world, and that's Adam's (and Eve's) doing. Since we're born into this, we're part of it.
Nov
25
comment Is there a basis for Christian holidays in the Bible?
Great answer. "celebrate the Savior", however, is done every time we take the Lord's Supper. Actually, I think I just realized why I never quite cared for either Easter or Christman (except for the gifts on Christmas, but I cared for the gifts, not for the celebration)
Nov
25
comment Are funerals a way to reduce the time of the dead in purgatory
You know, you should get a -1 for hitting people with a link to tvtropes out of the blue. That site's dangerous! ;-)
Nov
6
comment Why are certain non-harmful behaviors considered sins?
So, shouldn't this be closed? Since it doesn't specify doctrinal tradition?
Nov
1
comment All this is yours, but this one is mine
What popped into my mind immediately is the bit at the end of 2010 (the sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey), with all the planets that are now somewhat hospitable (with Jupiter becoming a star) given to mankind, except Europa. Not really related to Christianity. ;-)
Nov
1
comment Should the words to prayers said in private be changed to fit the company?
And it's not a good answer for Christianity.SE, right? I think it totally nails it myself, but of course, a Theologian would no like it, for various reasons.
Oct
30
comment Do any Christian traditions claim to be antinomian?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't "antinomian" mean "against the law"? Would "lawless/without law" not rather be "anomian"?
Sep
21
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
@Cameron: since you seem to be in the US, let me quote the constitution, "The Congress shall have Power To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;" Not property, just temporary exclusive rights. If they had meant "Property", then they'd have said so.
Sep
20
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
"intellectual property" isn't. Property, that is. I just get temporary exclusive rights to it. And it (copyright) doesn't protect ideas, but the expression of ideas. Important distinction. And how does Luke match the fact that copyrights extend beyond the creator's death? See... it's a bit more complex than it looks.
Sep
20
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
It's stated and (mostly) original purpose was to "protect the little guy". Not that it has much of this function anymore... (patents are even worse, much worse)
Sep
20
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
Copyright isn't ownership. Though it is, often, authorship... (sorry, @Max ;-))
Sep
20
comment What is the basis for not believing sola-scriptura?
Could you rephrase your first point? Because, frankly, I don't get what you're saying. What is the heresy?
Sep
20
comment Do all Christian views need to have a Biblical basis?
Uhm, Catholicism and Bible: as I've just recently (here and elsewhere) learned, they consider the Church the mother of the Bible, and not the other way 'round, so... I'd say that there, Tradition can contradict, or rather, override the Bible. I'm not writing an answer as I'd rather leave that to some Catholic user.
Sep
20
comment How old is the idea of premillenial rapture?
Over here (Europe) "Rapture" is almost unknown among Christian including (first-hand knowledge) Evangelicals. So, to me it looks to be a pretty US-centric thing. Rapture, not pre-millenial rapture. I didn't even know you could qualify it...
Sep
20
comment Are the Bible and God the same… thing/being?
I get your idea, but I disagree. You basically say that, if I ask what God says, I don't hear what he says. I think you can. Not that you automatically do... it's easier to pick up the Bible and read, certainly, than to learn "to know his voice" or, worse, wait for the Spirit to answer. 's why the Bible has the position it has: it's there when I want it. The Spirit isn't. Not when I want, anyway.
Sep
14
comment Do 'Bible Christians' find paraphrasing the Bible distasteful?
"just as sacred". True, that.
Sep
14
comment Are our consciences trustworthy?
Disagree, strongly. Because we have been given something much better than the Bible (which is just a crutch... a nice one, and a useful one, but a crutch): the Spirit. Part of the Trinity. So... God himself. Within us! Not just a book. (Maybe some denominations have a problem with that, though I'd really be curious to know who does)
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?)