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Nov
12
comment Are there any Trinitarian Protestant denominations that deny the doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son from the Father?
Are you asking only for modern-day denominations, or would historical groups make for a valid answer?
Nov
12
comment Are there any conditions at all that allow a married Catholic couple to use contraceptives?
Your example seems to detract from the question, rather than support it.
Nov
12
comment Is masturbation worse than smoking (for the Catholic Church)?
Smoking appears to be worse than masturbation as smoking is something that has been invented by humans while masturbation has been done since before humans evolved -- This is a logically invalid statement. Brick buildings were invented by humans, volcanoes are natural. Does that mean it's safer to walk into a volcano than a brick building?
Nov
12
comment Does CCC 2291 imply smoking is sinful?
Smoking involves drugs such as marijuana or nicotine right? So how can smoking be permitted under non-medical circumstances? -- This statement is packed full of assumptions, which may or may not be valid, depending on whom you ask. Almost any substance can be considered a "drug". Almost any circumstance can be considered a "medical circumstance."
Nov
11
comment Is it likely that Christianity was born from Judaism?
@David: Further, if we're going to allow this question, why not allow "Is Christ another common name for Jesus?" and "Is it true that Christianity got its name from Jesus Christ?" and "Do Christians generally believe the Bible is the word of God?" and "Is it true that Christians believe God created the universe?" and a plethora of other kindergarten sunday shcool level questions?
Nov
11
comment Is it likely that Christianity was born from Judaism?
@David: Some questions are too simple for SE, IMO. The down-vote button says "This question does not show any research." That's obviously true of this question. If the question deserves, by the definition of "down vote", to get one, it seems it probably deserves to be closed. At least it's hard for me to imagine a question that ought to be down-voted, but ought not be closed.
Nov
10
comment Looking for a good overview of atonement theory (book or other resource)
My very first question here, when Cx.SE was in private beta, was asking for a similar resource about eschatology. It was promptly closed even then, and eventually deleted. Although this question is probably much better worded, it does seem somewhat border-line to me. Even so, I'm not voting to close it, as it does seem like a valuable question. If it starts attracting very low quality answers, that might change my opinion.
Nov
9
comment Do any Protestant denominations recognize Latter Day Saints as Christians?
@sirdank: It's a matter of definition. There are well-established denominations that consider themselves to be Christians and Universalists. Whether they are considered "protestant" would be the only sticking point... and that's primarily a matter of opinion.
Nov
9
comment Do any Protestant denominations recognize Latter Day Saints as Christians?
If your definition of "Christian" is "saved" or "will end up in heaven," then the answer is clearly yes, as there are a large number of Protestant universalists.
Nov
9
comment Do any Protestant denominations recognize Latter Day Saints as Christians?
By some definitions, LDS are protestants. I think your question needs to be more narrowly scoped.
Nov
8
comment Is it likely that Christianity was born from Judaism?
-1 for a complete and utter lack of research effort. Read wikipedia. The very first sentence in the linked section answers your question. How someone can know enough about Judaism and about Christianity individually, to recognize that they have some similarities, and not know the slightest about Christian history to answer this question completely baffles me, and makes me think this question is a potential troll.
Nov
8
comment Is it likely that Christianity was born from Judaism?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it shows not even the slightest hint of any research effort. The simplest google search would answer this question.
Nov
7
comment Do any Christian groups believe that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain in?
If this were my question, I would probably focus on the Seventh Day Adventists, since this is the denomination Ben Carson belongs to.
Nov
7
comment What crime was committed by the “thieves” crucified with Jesus?
Thanks for the thorough answer to an old question!
Nov
6
comment How do Catholic apologists explain the cross to a Muslim?
The only way I can see to make a question about mission approaches on-topic is to ask how a specific missionary does/did something.
Nov
6
comment How do Catholic apologists explain the cross to a Muslim?
@Nathaniel: I don't think it would. "sensitivity" is pretty subjective... and sounds like a "pastoral advice" question. Also, many Christians (likely including some Catholics) believe that trying to make the gospel "sensitive" is "watering it down" and that only a "tough love" approach is appropriate.
Nov
6
comment What is the difference of the 10 commandments from other Biblical laws?
Possible duplicate of To what extent does the Law of Moses still apply?
Nov
6
comment How do Catholic apologists explain the cross to a Muslim?
What methods do published Roman Catholic missionaries... now it's a list question. The scope change hasn't really fixed the underlying problem.
Nov
6
comment How do Catholic apologists explain the cross to a Muslim?
@Nathaniel: Some Nicene Christians advocate a "cram it down their throat, threaten brimstone and hellfire" methods of mission work. Others advocate a "service" model. And there are countless others. Clearly "Nicene Christianity" is nowhere near narrow enough. I doubt even any single denomination is specific enough for this question, since it's really a matter of personal technique.
Nov
6
comment How do Catholic apologists explain the cross to a Muslim?
@Nathaniel: It's a question, in part, of teaching style. I doubt there's anything within Catholic doctrine which demands which teaching style is used by missionaries. There is doctrine about the cross, but that's not specific to missionaries. I suspect the closest you'll get to an official Catholic "rule" about how to teach the cross to Muslims is "teach the Catholic doctrine." But that's not what the OP wants to know... they want to know how to present this doctrine.