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answered Why was Thomas More canonized?
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comment What is the physical evidence for a global flood?
This is more a science question than a question about Christianity...
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comment Why are certain non-harmful behaviors considered sins?
Would the downvoters please explain why they downvoted?
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answered Under what conditions can a “good” or “charitable” act actually be sin?
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revised What is the basis for not believing sola-scriptura?
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answered If I steal money, what does the forgiveness of Jesus cover?
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answered Why are certain non-harmful behaviors considered sins?
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revised If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?
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comment If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?
@Richard I would argue that the passage you linked (Jeremiah 1:5), while it says that God knows us, and that is weighty, it doesn't necessarily mean that He knows the full outcome of our lives. "Knowing", in this case, actually more refers to God giving us life/existence. (newadvent.org/cathen/08673a.htm)
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revised If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?
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comment Why do Catholics put so much faith in the Virgin Mary?
@djeikyb I added some references (linked) as you asked.
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revised Why do Catholics put so much faith in the Virgin Mary?
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comment What are the consequences of suicide according to the Roman Catholic church?
Yet, the catechism states that for something to be considered a mortal sin, it has to be freely done by our own will and with full knowledge of its sinfulness. it could be said that one who commits suicide is often not in his/her right state of mind and acting rationally, and therefore isn't culpable for committing suicide. If it is freely chosen murder of oneself in a rational state of mind, that is one thing. But if the person is under psychological duress or disabled, they may not have responsibility for it, and so it may not be considered sinful.
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comment Why do Catholics put so much faith in the Virgin Mary?
@djeikyb Once I get home, sure. :)
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comment If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?
@Richard There isn't a clear future ahead of us. Our choices are our own. But, God can see the outcome of any and all choices we could make.
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answered Why do Catholics put so much faith in the Virgin Mary?
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answered If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?