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Dec
29
comment Are there any churches that do not accept the teachings of Paul?
An attempt at humor.
Nov
23
comment What are the necessary circumstances that qualify a marriage for annulment in the Catholic Church?
(I am grouping mental illness with those who suffer from addition, as that seems the be the simplest way to address that issue)
Nov
23
comment What are the necessary circumstances that qualify a marriage for annulment in the Catholic Church?
My understanding is that in the case of the persons who have annulments because of mental illness receive annulments because it is questionable as to whether or not they are capable of consent and whether, in fact, they are consenting.
Oct
25
comment Is there any standard version of Bible?
If people dislike this answer, I am happy to delete it, but I thought it worthwhile to at least include it.
Oct
23
comment Who was Chuck Smith, and what was his place in Christianity?
This can be broken down into a series of questions.
Oct
18
comment What Christian groups believe sex was the original sin, and not disobedience?
@Narnian You know, I don't have a reference either, but I've heard not only this, but that oral sex, specifically, was the first sin. That was a decade ago on a web forum though.
Oct
16
comment Is it possible to be a good Christian and be psychic at the same time?
+1 and kudos for the section headers.
Oct
16
comment Is it possible to be a good Christian and be psychic at the same time?
If I remember my hagiography correctly, there are at least a few accounts of Saints performing miracles which fit into a quasi-telekinesis type of thing, but not substantially more than, say, performing a healing.
Oct
11
comment At what age and how do young Catholics know or be notified that they have committed a mortal sin or a venial sin?
@Anonymous You cannot confess to a sin you did not commit. If you intended to sin in the future, you should not do that. If you intended to sin but failed, then that intention itself was sinful and should be confessed. I cannot comment on gravity.
Oct
8
comment Was Onan really struck dead by God for masturbating?
@warren That is the Catholic, Orthodox, Oriental, and high-church Anglican perspective. Since we're playing a game of numbers, that qualifies to over 75% of Christianity.
Oct
5
comment Was Onan really struck dead by God for masturbating?
@warren No, I would say that your "only" is misplaced.
Oct
2
comment Was Onan really struck dead by God for masturbating?
@warren That, perhaps, might be a new question, but you will not find unanimous agreement with your interpretation.
Oct
2
comment What are the steps to become Confirmed in the Catholic church?
This statement is false: you go through confirmation to become an adult member of the church. Confirmation has absolutely nothing to do with becoming an adult. When you go through confirmation you become a full member of the Church. If you are a child when you are confirmed, then you will still be a child.
Sep
30
comment How do classic Trinitarians answer the implications of Revelation 1:1?
But that's the point. Your question is, "if we assume that trinity is false, then we reach this conclusion, what do you have to say?" The answer is, "if you assume the trinity, then the answer presents itself."
Sep
24
comment Can theological trends explain reasons for male / female divide in (US) worship?
@Anonymous Believe it or not, that is probably true
Sep
24
comment Did the pope choose sides between the Allies and the Axis in World War 2?
@ryan Your numbers are off. At a minimum, over 700,000 survived, because they were rescued by the Pope.
Sep
24
comment Can a Catholic ask for protection from a priest in case his/her spouse has filed a no-fault divorce?
@Anonymous It is one thing that would be a guaranteed annulment. Another might be "had not taken psychiatric medication for the past week" or "Had a gun to my back." None of those are free consent, a requirement for a valid marriage.
Sep
14
comment When did female missionaries appear after the Reformation?
@Mike When I think of a woman going toe to toe with the devil (or a man, for that matter), I don't think of her serving the poor, the sick, and aged. I see her taking up her habit and her rosary and walking into the desert. This isn't to say that there is not a need for Martha (I would we had more of her than we do), but that the sword of Mary is just sharper.
Sep
14
comment When did female missionaries appear after the Reformation?
"Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her."
Sep
13
comment When did female missionaries appear after the Reformation?
@CharlesAlsobrook And to address the point of "never seeing the world again", well, those sisters are arguably more important than the ones who do direct mission work. At least, that's what Dominic thought (the cloistered OP's are an older order than the male OP's), and it is probably what JPII thought (he made Therese the patroness of the missions)