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Nov
12
comment How do Protestants view “Catholic” miracles, such as those that attest to a saint?
My personal, protestant view, is rather dismissive. Same as when I hear a protestant speak of a miracle. I'm not in a position to debunk the miracles, but I'm also not in a position to affirm them. Unless the purported miracle is clearly anti-Christian, I take a bit of a "Gee, that's nice." attitude, and get on with my day.
Nov
12
comment What crime was committed by the “thieves” crucified with Jesus?
@RBarryYoung: "objective nor as precise as you are making it out to be" Huh? I'm not making it out to be anything AT ALL. I'm quoting a sermon. And your point seems irrelevant to the question.
Nov
12
comment Why is the Bible divided into Old Testament and New Testament?
7. Of course; there are many "bibles" organized for various reasons. Some are organized thematically, some for a daily Bible devotional; etc. But even in these instances, nobody would claim that a passage from Romans is part of the same "testament" as one from Job.
Nov
11
comment What crime was committed by the “thieves” crucified with Jesus?
@RBarryYoung: 1. I think we can assume the term "terrorist" is being used from the same perspective as the term "criminal" or "thief." 2. The definition of "terrorist" is actually objective; so perspective does not actually matter; a terrorist is one who uses terrorist tactics. One could, theoretically, use such tactics for good or evil.
Nov
11
comment What crime was committed by the “thieves” crucified with Jesus?
@DJClayworth: I agree. Is your comment meant to suggest an adjustment to my question? Or just commentary?
Nov
11
comment What crime was committed by the “thieves” crucified with Jesus?
Unless their crime was to commit a huge, complicated conspiracy to overthrow Voldamort with the help of Darth Vader and the Klingon Empire, I don't see how the answer can be so complicated it can't fit into an answer here. And even my complex conspiracy theory answer fits in a single sentence.
Nov
11
comment Did Christ have the freedom to choose to avoid crucifixion?
@AffableGeek: hehe, thanks.
Nov
11
comment Why John the Baptist compared holy spirit with dove?
It wasn't really intended to incite laughter, but to draw attention to the true reason why the dove was likely used; because it's graceful.
Nov
11
comment Why John the Baptist compared holy spirit with dove?
His first draft said "like a wild turkey", but his publisher wanted something that seemed a bit more graceful, so he changed it to "dove."
Nov
11
comment Was incest allowed by God before?
It's not really a duplicate, but your question is answered in this related question: christianity.stackexchange.com/q/17848/20
Nov
11
comment Are there any churches that claim to be Sola Sciptura that also are pro gay-marriage?
It's important to recognize that "sola scriptura" does not dictate the degree to which one holds scripture to be "literal." One can hold to the concept of sola scriptura, and still take a more relativistic or liberal view of scripture. I suspect your friend was confusing the concepts of sola scriptura and Bible literalism.
Nov
8
comment What is a “child of God” from a scholarly perspective?
Which scholarly perspective? Richard Dawkins is a scholar, and he has a perspective on this question...
Nov
8
comment How do Old Earth Literalist handle the Biblical Earth age?
I'm not sure it is a bad question; that's why I asked for your clarification.
Nov
8
comment How did the Crusades affect the King's power?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about political history, not Christianity.
Nov
8
comment How do Old Earth Literalist handle the Biblical Earth age?
I think this is the only possible answer. There is no way to take a literal interpretation of the Bible and have no other view. It's also an incredibly week position, IMHO, but you get my upvote, because you provide the only logical answer to the question. :)
Nov
8
comment How do Old Earth Literalist handle the Biblical Earth age?
Both of these views, however, fall outside of a literal interpretation of the Bible, thus do not answer the question.
Nov
8
comment How do Old Earth Literalist handle the Biblical Earth age?
The accepted answer does not actually answer your question, as it's from the view that the Genesis creation account is not literal.
Nov
8
comment How do Old Earth Literalist handle the Biblical Earth age?
It's easy to form answers for viewpoints that don't exist. "What do Klingons think about war?"
Nov
8
comment When scripture quotes a non-biblical source, without any opposition of the source, does it imply any endorsement?
I like this question, but I don't believe it's suited for this site; at least not in its present form. There are many different opinions on this--and there are many different ways in which the Bible references extra-biblical sources, and how they strong an endorsement this lends is hotly debated among scholars, and views vary widely from different faith traditions.
Nov
8
comment When scripture quotes a non-biblical source, without any opposition of the source, does it imply any endorsement?
I agree with this commentary, but it doesn't answer the question.