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comment Why do some Christians oppose Tarot cards?
@curiousdannii: if you wanted to expand on that, ideally explaining why divination is bad, it would make for a good answer.
Jan
16
comment Is Frisbeetarianism a Christian denomination?
@Pam: As a general rule, questions which can be answered within 1-2 minutes on google should not be asked here. The vast majority of questions on here cannot be quickly answered by Google (or couldn't before they were asked here). This is one of the key metrics we use during site evaluations to determine if a site is "making the Internet a better place".
Jan
15
comment Is Frisbeetarianism a Christian denomination?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about Christianity, and can be easily answered in 30 seconds by Google.
Jan
15
comment Is Frisbeetarianism a Christian denomination?
What did Google tell you?
Jan
12
comment On which date was Christ born?
In your first example, the duplicate happened nearly a year before the target was closed. In the second case, the target isn't even closed (although I agree with you that the Catholic perspective makes yours unique and better)
Jan
12
comment On which date was Christ born?
@FMS: Questions should rarely ever be made duplicates of closed questions, unless the new question has the same flaw as the closed question.
Jan
12
comment How does washing your face and anointing your head hide that you are fasting?
@MattGutting: Some context is needed to make that connection.
Jan
11
comment On which date was Christ born?
@FMS: Thanks for the edit attempt. However, given the relatively ancient nature of this question, and the existing answers, I'd rather leave this question as is, and closed, than to invalidate the existing answers. Feel free to ask your overview question separately, if you're so inclined.
Jan
11
comment How does washing your face and anointing your head hide that you are fasting?
Why do you think it hides that you are fasting?
Jan
11
comment Is there biblical basis for the belief that God “likes” or feels “affection” toward us?
This does not appear to address the question. It affirms God's love for humanity, but doesn't address the question of whether God feels affection for individuals.
Jan
7
comment What does it mean to abstain from blood in the 21st century?
@Marc: Yeah, I found that. But that doesn't say what you claim it says. That doesn't say to abstain from all blood. In your translation, it says to abstain from blood from strangled animals. In the translation quoted in the question above, it says "blood." Nowhere is it clear that this ought to mean "rare meat."
Jan
7
comment What does it mean to abstain from blood in the 21st century?
@Marc: That is stated in the OT. I can't find it in the NT. Reference, please?
Jan
7
comment What does it mean to abstain from blood in the 21st century?
@Marc: That doesn't appear to be clear at all. How do you reason?
Jan
7
comment What scriptural arguments are there, if any, that there is hell but it is not eternal?
@fredsbend: I'm sure there's some overlap, but I don't think it's accurate to say they always use the same verses.
Jan
6
comment Does the nature of God's love for us include what we humans would call “constant, strong, and genuine affection”? (Catholic)
I see. Thanks for explaining. I don't really see how that follows, but now I understand your thought process.
Jan
6
comment Does the nature of God's love for us include what we humans would call “constant, strong, and genuine affection”? (Catholic)
"I know that God doesn't experience emotions like affection" -- how do you know this?
Jan
5
comment Generational Curses vs Personal Resposibility
@Jeff: Thanks, but I'm afraid "protestant" isn't really any better than no scope, in this particular case. Protestants are really all over the board on this topic, ranging from Charismatics, who are sometimes criticized for treating every "bad" thing as the result of a curse and/or demon possession, to far more "conservative" denominations which don't believe in curses at all, except as the natural consequences of one's poor decisions.
Jan
5
comment What does it mean for Christ to have been slain before the creation of the world?
You say 'Revelation describes Jesus as "slain before the foundations of the earth"', but then you quote something that doesn't actually say that.
Jan
5
comment Why does God have a chosen people?
Since this question was asked, nearly 5.5 years ago, the site guidelines have changed such that this question is off-topic as being about God's motives. If you want to reframe the question to ask about a particular denomination's view on the issue, it would gain be on-topic, but as there are already answers, I would encourage doing that as a separate question.
Jan
4
comment How do those who believe in a works or works + faith based salvation interpret Jesus' words to the criminal in Luke 23:43?
I agree with @Mr.Bultitude. Whether works-based is polemical or not, opinions are likely to vary widely across even "works-based" traditions, so choosing one for the question would be preferred.