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Apr
17
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.
Apr
17
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.
Apr
17
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.
Apr
17
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
Apr
6
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.
Apr
6
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.
Apr
6
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?
Apr
6
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.
Jun
3
comment How did Noah preserve fresh water fish?
Or better yet, why didn't "God" preserve all the animals instead of just fish, according to your suggestion.
May
31
comment Is lust sometimes not sinful?
I'm not really concerned with the difference. That seems related but more so I'm confused as to how "lust" can actually be a sin at all.
May
30
comment Would organisms genetically descendent from humans fall under the purview of the Catholic defined God?
Eyeroll @Anonymous
May
30
comment Would organisms genetically descendent from humans fall under the purview of the Catholic defined God?
Please don't down-vote because you're simply biased.
May
30
comment Would organisms genetically descendent from humans fall under the purview of the Catholic defined God?
Honestly this is answer is so well crafted that I don't agree (nor understanding) the down-voting of the question. This answer affirms that the question CAN be answered and can be as informative as the answer.
May
30
comment Is lust sometimes not sinful?
"Why is sexual lust a sin? Because desiring someone other than your spouse is contrary" Who says lust is about desiring someone else other than your spouse? That's what I'm asking. Is it defined like that somewhere?
May
30
comment Would organisms genetically descendent from humans fall under the purview of the Catholic defined God?
It's a shame this question is getting flagged as I think it better deals with the essence of "humanity" and deep questions we will have in the future.
May
30
comment Would organisms genetically descendent from humans fall under the purview of the Catholic defined God?
"For whatever reason you stuck it back in" I felt it was a better question focusing on Catholicism. It seems as though you changed it to make it easier for you to answer.
May
30
comment Would organisms genetically descendent from humans fall under the purview of the Catholic defined God?
Great response.
May
30
comment Would organisms genetically descendent from humans fall under the purview of the Catholic defined God?
I want to defend this question as I believe it's VERY possible that someone or even some niche christian community, has a perspective.
May
30
comment Would organisms genetically descendent from humans fall under the purview of the Catholic defined God?
If the persons here can't agree upon the idea of a broad Christian perspective and want to narrow the viewpoint, it seems to make perfect sense that I may inquire the perspective of a major institution like Catholicism.
May
30
comment Would organisms genetically descendent from humans fall under the purview of the Catholic defined God?
How is the question not about Catholicism and what defines a "hack job"?