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comment Is it possible to be Christian but not interpret the religion as fact?
I can specify that this type of person may be referring to claims of truth and facts of a religious practice. Clearly there are many components to a religious practice outside of just it's claims of facts, etc. There's also just the tradition of religious practice which has nothing to do with truth or factual claims. So yes, you're correct. I am describing a scenario where a person disagrees with the claims of facts a religious practice makes and instead adheres to traditions or culture.
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comment Is it possible to be Christian but not interpret the religion as fact?
The idea of a "nation" definitely emphasizes a sense of common, shared, interest. However the same can be said of many Christian sects who derive from strong cultural traditions--traditions that are about shared experience or even region.
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comment Is it possible to be Christian but not interpret the religion as fact?
The question makes sense to those who are familiar with the idea that religious practice is more than doctrine or dogma. For many it's just cultural and tradition.
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comment Is it possible to be Christian but not interpret the religion as fact?
There are people who don't believe the claims of their religion are "factual" but choose to participate in the cultural traditions of the religion because of family or other reasons. For example, you will easily find people who consider themselves cultural Jews. @Flimzy
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comment What is a biblical commandment?
@Mr.Bultitude I think I read somewhere that there are more than ten commandments but I am not sure. Instead of asking if there are more than ten, I thought I'd inquire as to the definition of a biblical commandment so that I could discern which ones are commandments and which are not.
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comment What is a biblical commandment?
@curiousdannii I assumed there was theological nuance because it seems some people interpret certain texts as a commandment while others do not count it as a commandment. So my question is asking if there's a clear definition of a commandment. Other comments around here suggest that there is differing opinions on what counts as a commandment, which would suggest a definition differs amongst some Christian sects. I was not aware of this.
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comment What is a biblical commandment?
@curiousdannii "an important rule given by God" is the definition. This obviously means there are many more commandments in the bible. Does this mean some Christian sects disobey some commandments given by god?
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comment What is a biblical commandment?
There are Christian sects that make claims to something called "The 10 Commandments". So clearly there is some recognition of what counts as a "commandment" in the bible. If it differs by denomination (which I could not assume) then I can approach the question differently.
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