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awarded  Notable Question
Aug
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Dec
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awarded  Popular Question
Jan
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Jan
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accepted Are inter-faith marriages prohibited by the Bible?
Sep
21
revised What must Man do to receive Eternal Life?
Corrected a minor mistake
Sep
21
suggested suggested edit on What must Man do to receive Eternal Life?
Sep
20
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
Fair enough, which is why I did not downvote your answer. However, just because your answer wasn't intended to prove anything is not justification for casually discrediting widely accepted theory without something to back it up.
Sep
20
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
"There have been plenty of arguments against the red shift theory. So it cannot be entirely counted on." Discounting, even partially, a widely accepted theory based upon the volume, rather than the quality, of arguments you haven't directly cited seems a bit dodgy. One could just as easily say "there have been plenty of arguments against the theory that the earth revolves around the sun, so it cannot be entirely counted on."
Sep
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awarded  Quorum
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19
awarded  Editor
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19
revised Why is God asking questions or appearing uncertain in the Bible if He's omniscient?
Minor grammar and spelling
Sep
19
suggested suggested edit on Why is God asking questions or appearing uncertain in the Bible if He's omniscient?
Sep
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awarded  Nice Question
Sep
13
comment How should Christians act toward non-Christians?
Thanks for the edit. +1.
Sep
13
comment How should Christians act toward non-Christians?
Personally, I've witnessed relationships within the same denomination deteriorate due to theological differences, and in a same-religion marriage there can be some serious issues. By contrast, my wife (a Christian) and I (not a Christian) have had no problems at all due to theological differences. Those were worked out through open dialog while we were still dating. In short, "The Bible prohibits it" is a good answer (for this site), but "I've seen inter-faith relationships become a problem, so it should be off the table" is not. No -1 from me, though, because the rest of your answer is solid.
Sep
13
comment Does Christianity allow Christians to celebrate other holidays?
@TRiG Modern American Thanksgiving is generally understood to be a celebration of a shared meal between Plymouth colonists and non-Christian Native Americans... which rather further discredits the idea that it is a "Christian Holiday". I don't believe there is any connection with the Anglican Harvest Supper.
Sep
12
comment Does Christianity allow Christians to celebrate other holidays?
@Filmzy when it stems from a disenfranchisement of organized Christianity during his childhood, it is just as valid to assume he had no specific religion in mind as it is to assume that he had no specific flavor of Christianity in mind. If he were a Catholic, would Thanksgiving have therefore been a "Catholic holiday"? If his speech had said "let's take this day to give thanks to Jesus", then sure, it would clearly be a Christian context. But since there is not one reference to a belief specific to Christianity, there's no real basis for saying it is specific to Christians.
Sep
12
comment Does Christianity allow Christians to celebrate other holidays?
@Flimzy I didn't say he wasn't a Christian. However, the wording of the speech is pretty non-denominational, and calling it a "Christian holiday" because the man who created it happened to hold Christian beliefs (incidentally, you are aware that Lincoln was somewhat controversial for his non-denominational beliefs, and the fact that he never joined a Christian church?) is more than a bit of a stretch. In fact, the context of Lincoln's documented attitude towards organized Christianity makes it rather likely that the non-denominational wording was very deliberate.
Sep
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comment Does Christianity allow Christians to celebrate other holidays?
@Flimzy the context given in that speech could easily be interpreted as Jewish, Muslim, or just about any other mono-theistic religion.