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comment What is the Authoritative Catholic explanation of why the Magi get a pass, yet Catholics are to reject astrology?
@FMShyanguya: There are many instances of Bible characters doing things which are obviously, or possibly, "evil," without being condemned. Also keep in mind that astrology of the time has diverged into two distinct modern arts: Astrology and Astronomy.
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comment What is the Authoritative Catholic explanation of why the Magi get a pass, yet Catholics are to reject astrology?
@FMShyanguya: The Bible is full of stories of people accomplishing God's will through sinful means.
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comment What is the Authoritative Catholic explanation of why the Magi get a pass, yet Catholics are to reject astrology?
@FMShyanguya: Yes, but that's not an indication that the Catholic church (nor anyone else) approves of them using astrology for that purpose.
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comment What is the Authoritative Catholic explanation of why the Magi get a pass, yet Catholics are to reject astrology?
@FMShyanguya: I apologize for saying your question assumes that... it actually directly states it when it says the Magi "get a pass."
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comment What is the Authoritative Catholic explanation of why the Magi get a pass, yet Catholics are to reject astrology?
This question assumes that Catholics find the Magi's use of astrology to be "acceptable." Do you have evidence of this?
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revised What is the Authoritative Catholic explanation of why the Magi get a pass, yet Catholics are to reject astrology?
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revised According to Catholic doctrine, is every woman that has an abortion automatically going to hell?
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reviewed Close does God know the people that are going to hell?
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comment How to reconcile God's promise to Abraham with the current Jewish population?
@Calvin: Even if that is the case, this question doesn't address that case, as this question simply asks "How can this be reconciled?" and the obvious answer is "It's not literal." If the question were "How do Biblical literalists who take this verse literally reconcile this?" it would be a different story.
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comment How to reconcile God's promise to Abraham with the current Jewish population?
@Calvin: Biblical "literalists" are the first to say that they don't take everything literally. I'd be curious to know of a specific group that actually believes this verse is meant to be taken literally.
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revised Is there anything like a curse on some people?
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comment Skin color of Adam and Eve
@warren: We should continue this discussion in chat.
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comment Is there Christian scripture or literature absolving the old Jewish laws of usury?
It's important to note, as well, that "usury" is not the same as "interest" in modern language, and there is debate about what this meant in the ancient language.
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comment Does the Bible prohibit women from having any position of power over men?
Are you asking if there are any prohibitions of female power over men, or if there is an absolute prohibition of female power over men? If it is the former, the question needs a doctrinal framework, or else it's too broad. If the question is the latter, the answer is an obvious "No", as the Bible gives mothers authority over their male children.
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comment Are there any Catholic sects which disagree with the sinlessness of Mary?
@FMShyanguya: How does that not make sense? What is your confusion?
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comment Skin color of Adam and Eve
@warren: Of course, but we aren't in contradiction of Paul or Jesus. We're in contradiction of a small minority of Christians who take the creation account to be literal.
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comment How to reconcile God's promise to Abraham with the current Jewish population?
@FMShyanguya: Are you aware of any church or ecclesial community which believes it is meant to be taken literally?
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comment How to reconcile God's promise to Abraham with the current Jewish population?
I'm just shaking my head. Stars are uncountable. Grains of sand are uncountable. That's the point here. Abraham's descendants are uncountable. Does anyone ever really think this was meant to be taken literally? sheesh
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comment Is there Christian scripture or literature absolving the old Jewish laws of usury?
possible duplicate of To what extent does the Law of Moses still apply?
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comment Skin color of Adam and Eve
@warren: Well, neither I, nor many other prominent members of this community, nor millions of other Christians, including many prominent theologians throughout the ages, believe in a literal Adam and Eve. I guess you're saying we reject the gospel? That would be what I call extremely ignorant. Or perhaps arrogant, if you somehow prefer that term.