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May
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comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
"it's accepted among almost any scientist" isn't really evidence to support the claim. That same statement could have been made about numerous scientific theories, now proved untrue.
May
1
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
@sam: IMO, the real issue at hand is the validity of the statement "The result is a very shattered theology based on a shattered witness." This is claiming that many (I may argue the majority, you may not--that's irrelevant) Christians have a "shattered theology." I think that's simply an unfair criticism.
Apr
28
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
@sam: Note that my aim is not to discredit this view, but simply to point out that taking this view for granted, or as the only faithful interpretation, is to discredit the majority of faithful Christians throughout history.
Apr
28
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
@sam: I still don't understand your complaint. St. Augustine held that the days of creation were allegorical around 400AD. Is that close enough for you? The day-age debate is very much a recent event in Christian history, because prior to a modern scientific understanding, the issue really didn't even come up, except as a minor curiosity, at best. Therefore, any modern science-based interpretation is a minority view, in a historical context.
Apr
28
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
@warren: But that Paul meant physical death is a relatively recent view.
Apr
27
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
I don't understand your objection.
Apr
26
comment How did the monastic tradition evolve?
Interesting overview, but it does not address how the various forms evolved from each other, which the question is asking.
Apr
26
comment History of the “three” wise men
@DavidStratton: That answer provides some interesting details, but still falls short of of explaining the history of the number three in this context.
Apr
26
comment History of the “three” wise men
This answer addresses the authenticity of the claim of "three," but not the history of the claim, which is what the question is asking for.
Apr
26
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Apr
26
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Apr
26
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
Related question here. The 'death at the fall' view is generally considered to be part of the 'young-earth-creationist' view, which did not exist until very recently (last 100-150 years), as a rebuttal to Darwinism. See the meaning of 'day' question, too. Prior, the entire creation account was considered by most Bible scholars to be entirely figurative, thus the issue of death occurring before the fall never came up.
Apr
26
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Apr
26
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
The view that physical death entered the world at the fall is actually a minority view throughout Christian history. And it's certainly not a view held by all Christians today. Anyway, I think it's a valid viewpoint, and +1 for acknowledging that this is not a salvation issue.
Apr
26
comment How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
Although it's worded differently, I think this is probably a duplicate of this question:What happens to people who have never heard about Jesus?. At minimum, many of the answers there are probably valid here. If I were going to answer this question, I would start with my answer to the other one.
Apr
26
comment Christianity and extreme, seizure-like bodily shaking
A form of this phenomenon is performed in the movie Leap of Faith, as a ploy to solicit donations to a fraudulent evangelist (perhaps like many real-life evangelists?). It's also featured (and made fun of) in the movie Borat.
Apr
26
comment Christianity and extreme, seizure-like bodily shaking
I think it's usually called being "slain in the Spirit." Although I think this term is also sometimes used to describe more than just the "bodily shaking." I'll leave it to someone with more knowledge and time to provide a complete answer.
Apr
26
comment What is unique about Christianity?
@Karzark: That may make a good question (if asked in a tactful manner), but that's not what I am asking.
Apr
24
comment What is the “path” of a prayer?
If God is all-knowing, then all three persons of the Trinity (all being God) all know what you are saying--and what you will say. And what all 2 billion people will say... "before the foundations of the earth."
Apr
24
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