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location Trondheim, Norway
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Feb
6
comment Neurotheology and God
"the God hinted at by scientific research" What research? Or is that a quote from the book?
Feb
3
comment What arguments would you give to teenagers who are unconcerned about eternal life?
@AffableGeek: I voted to close because this is asking for opinions, not an answer. It might be more of a problem with the phrasing than with the question itself, though. Especially the "What would you ..." title makes this seem more like an open-ended discussion than a question with a definite answer.
Feb
2
comment What symbols are unique to the various denominations?
I've seen the first one (Chi Rho) in several Lutheran churches here in Norway, so I don't think that one's exclusively Catholic. Also, see Christian symbolism.
Jan
25
accepted How old is old earth creationism?
Jan
24
comment How does a Roman Catholic reconcile a preference for purely procreative sex with the Song of Solomon?
@PeterTurner: Clearly, Americans need to watch more British humor.
Jan
24
comment How does a Roman Catholic reconcile a preference for purely procreative sex with the Song of Solomon?
Most of them aren't. For example, studies show that 98% of Catholic women in the US have used some form of contraception, despite the official ban.
Jan
24
asked How old is old earth creationism?
Jan
22
comment How can the Son not know what the Father knows?
He gave up some perks. After all, he performed miracles, didn't he?
Jan
17
revised Does Christianity provide the right elements for democracy?
corrected source
Jan
17
suggested suggested edit on Does Christianity provide the right elements for democracy?
Jan
17
revised Does Christianity provide the right elements for democracy?
add some relevant links
Jan
17
answered Does Christianity provide the right elements for democracy?
Jan
16
comment Should “Jesus” be rendered “Yeshu‘a” in English?
This question has an accepted answer, but it is not closed. If it were, you would not have been able to answer.
Jan
11
comment Did the first Christian believers keep the Sabbath and if so on which day?
See also: Why does Judaism celebrate Sabbath on Saturday and most Christians celebrate Sabbath on Sunday?
Jan
10
comment Did the gospels really copy from each other?
Wikipedia has a lot of interesting material on this subject.
Jan
10
comment Are bad things in life Satan's doing or God testing/punishing me?
@SoftwareMonkey: More details here.
Jan
10
comment Is Divine Simplicity Coherent?
A mathematician would disagree. For example, there are an infinite number of points in the plane, and yet it can be divided into lines, which are also infinite sets.
Jan
5
comment Does God change?
Doesn't this assume that change is always for better or worse, and that it's impossible to change between two equally good (or even perfect) states? I'm not sure that's a given.
Jan
3
comment Why does God resort to genocide and destruction?
My question is about his methods, not his motives. Free will does not imply free action. For example, would you say that imprisoning someone robs them of their free will? As for alternative solutions, one would assume that God would be able to come up with far more sophisticated solutions than any human could think of. Even something like relocating them to another planet a few billion light-years away ought to be simple enough for an all-powerful being. Killing just seems like a solution a human would come up with, not a god.
Jan
3
comment Why does God resort to genocide and destruction?
@DavidStratton: I don't know. If I knew what answers I would get, why would I ask the question? I don't have to agree with an answer to accept it, if I think it's a good explanation of the Christian position.