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Sep
25
comment Did Christians stop the practice of Berith (Brith, Bris?) immediately?
Thanks for the good answer, but I'm not asking for me, so I would prefer a more neutral explanation. "If Christians truly believe, then they do not need ...". But this is a pattern of the whole place here, that people constantly talk about "we" and not about "Christians", as if everybody was a Christian.
Sep
24
asked Did Christians stop the practice of Berith (Brith, Bris?) immediately?
Sep
23
comment Is morality possible apart from God?
I wouldn't say 'apart from God' and I wouldn't call them 'high', but unhuman.
Sep
23
answered Is morality possible apart from God?
Sep
22
awarded  Civic Duty
Sep
22
comment How did all the animals fit into Noah's ark?
You don't accept, that humans are animals?
Sep
21
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
21
revised Are Dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?
Taking into account the fact, that the question turned from the term 'dinosaurs' to living beeings, which must be dinosaurs.
Sep
21
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
A minor problem with your question is, that the age of the universe is ≈ 14 billion years, right? And it's size is 78 billion light years - isn't it? But according to your theory, it must be either 28 billion ly in size at maximum (if the material is travelling with the speed of light) or 39 billion years old at least, or both numbers are wrong, or something with your theorie :) . I asked myself for the explanation of this, but I can't reproduce the answer - it isn't easy to get into the mind.
Sep
17
comment Why is the number three special?
Yes. Smaller numbers occur more often than higher numbers, and two repetitions might be random, or be used, if somebody does not understand - it is repeated - once. 3 statements, one original with 2 repetitions are a ritual, but 3 repetitions start to be annoying and boring. In (1,2,3)(2,4,6)(1,4,9) you may find a pattern - in (1,4) - what pattern is it? But did you count the occurences of 2 (2 Emaus followers, 2 animals in Bethlehem, 2 criminals on other crosses) and 4 and 5, to compare them to 3? Maybe No. 3 is not so special?
Sep
11
comment What is the Bible and Christian view on Astrology?
Well - they interpreted some facts out of the observation of stars, which don't fit into modern science. I don't know how long they travelled to reach Bethlehem, but I guess it was more than a single day, but weeks or months. Due to the rotation of earth, a comet is not at a fixed position on the sky, so you can't just travel in that direction, and look, what you find.
Sep
11
comment Exorcisms: effective remedy or historical curiosity?
Can you tell us the name of the Bishop of Trier?
Sep
11
comment Exorcisms: effective remedy or historical curiosity?
Well - that could lead to a lengthy discussion, how mental illness is the product of a defining process of the society. I don't believe in an objective definition of health in the context of brain, consciousness and identity. I can recommend Michel Foucault, Histoire de la folie à l'âge classique – Folie et déraison, 1961 and Norbert Elias, Über den Prozeß der Zivilisation, Basel, 1939.
Sep
10
awarded  Quorum
Sep
10
revised Exorcisms: effective remedy or historical curiosity?
added examples
Sep
10
answered Exorcisms: effective remedy or historical curiosity?
Sep
10
awarded  Scholar
Sep
10
comment What is the meaning of `holy` for Christians?
I accept this as a competent and right answer, while it doesn't satisfy me, but that's my fault, in not preparing my question well enough. I updated it with some definition from a dictionary, which is very close to what you wrote, and emphasized my problem with the practical usage of the term.
Sep
10
accepted What is the meaning of `holy` for Christians?
Sep
10
comment What is the meaning of `holy` for Christians?
But you don't have a citation, do you? What I found in a dictionary (see updated question), it is an absolute, which can't be raised. More perfect than perfect is not possible. So holier should either be ironical or slang.