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Aug
12
comment Jesus' sacrifice covers our eternal hell?
@HandofDon: 1) This is not a "conversation" site. 2) You can still "converse" (to the minimal extent permitted here) once the question is closed.
Aug
11
comment Do Mormons practice “soaking,” and is it an officially sanctioned activity?
@ShemSeger: The question is about "Mormons." If the answer is "it's a BYU thing" that's fine... and doesn't probably need much more elaboration. :)
Aug
11
comment Do Mormons practice “soaking,” and is it an officially sanctioned activity?
@ShemSeger: I should have asked why "motionless sex" is viewed (by this culture) as more "moral." I don't necissarily expect you to know the answer to that aspect, but if you do, I'd love to know.
Aug
11
comment Do Mormons practice “soaking,” and is it an officially sanctioned activity?
@ShemSeger: Of course it came up as a way of mocking Mormons. It strikes me as so off-the-wall that I wanted to give some Mormons a chance to defend themselves. It will also be nice to have a good answer I can point my mocking friends to.
Aug
11
comment Do Mormons practice “soaking,” and is it an officially sanctioned activity?
Is this an official LDS view?
Aug
11
comment The dove at the Baptism of Jesus
@usario: Was it a "mystical experience?" I suppose that depends on what you mean by "mystical."
Aug
11
comment The dove at the Baptism of Jesus
@usario: When it says "I saw the Spirit ... like a dove", it certainly seems reasonable to me that it appeared as a physical being. At the very least, it's not obvious that it didn't.
Aug
11
comment The dove at the Baptism of Jesus
@usario: That's what it says. What is your question?
Aug
11
comment What is the message of the Gospel according to Theistic Evolutionists?
Perhaps there's some more specific question you're really getting at?
Aug
11
comment What is the message of the Gospel according to Theistic Evolutionists?
"Theistic Evolutionists" is a category that is almost as broad as "Christian" as non-theistic evolutionists make up a small minority of Christians. That means that the answer to this question is literally as broad as "What is the message of the Gospel according to Christians?" which is obviously too broad.
Aug
11
comment Are my feelings altered when I enter the Kingdom of Heaven?
This question is very broad, and is based on what I believe are a number of false premises. As such, I suggest breaking the question down into smaller questions which can be asked individually. For instance "How can a person be happy in Heaven knowing that their loved ones are in hell?"
Aug
8
comment Are we supposed to ASK for wisdom or SEEK it--or are they the same thing?
The seem to me as synonymous. One perhaps expounds further on the topic than the other, but I don't see any contradiction or meaningful difference at all.
Aug
8
comment Are we supposed to ASK for wisdom or SEEK it--or are they the same thing?
I don't see a difference between asking and seeking, except that one is a bit more specific than the other. Are you suggesting that these verses contradict each other?
Aug
7
comment Did God give Moses visions of History and the Tabernacle on Mount Sinai?
Without some additional textual support, using what metaphoric language from the new testament as proof of something literal in the old testament seems like a pretty week argument.
Aug
7
comment How is rosary different from chanting Mantra?
@Grasper: Don't fret. Nobody's closing your question as a duplicate. LCIII just mentioned the other question because it is similar, and might be of additional interest to you or other visitors.
Aug
7
comment Has any prominent theologian ever explained why Jesus let a thief be in charge of the money?
Technically speaking, this is asking a "yes or no" question, which is not "too broad." Any single explanation, by any single "prominent" (whatever that means) theologian is enough to answer the question in the affirmative. If the question were "What do prominent theologians say about...?" it would be too broad, and earn my VtC.
Aug
7
comment Prominent Theologians' answer to: What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
Naturally my comment about bloggers being theologians is meant as a bit of hyperbole, but it's an important point. Sure, NT Wright would be considered a prominent theologian by most people. But what about CS Lewis? Or Brian McLaren? Maybe Rob Bell or Kenneth Copeland? I don't know what each of these "theologians" says about this parable, but I do know that Lewis and Bell would vehemently disagree on the nature of Hell, for instance. And there are prominent theologians from literally every Christian sect. So simply asking what "theologians" say on an issue is akin to "What do Christians say?"
Aug
7
comment Prominent Theologians' answer to: What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
It may simply not be a good fit for the current site guidelines, unfortunately.
Aug
7
comment Prominent Theologians' answer to: What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
I think there are two possible approaches to this question. One is to pull out a specific key phrase, and ask what the original language was saying--this type of question is would probably fit better on BH. The other is to ask what a specific tradition says about the meaning of the parable--which is probably a close proxy for what you're asking. If you were to ask what Catholic theologians say, for instance, you'd probably get a pretty good answer that would also be applicable to many other traditions. If you want to know what Matthew Henry said, why not just google for his commentary on it?
Aug
7
comment Prominent Theologians' answer to: What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
I don't think the current edit really helps... 1) It's still a list/survey question, and 2) who defines "prominent theologian"? It's a relative term that could potentially mean anyone with a blog.