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Sep
10
comment What do Christians mean by “holy”?
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.
Sep
9
revised What do Christians mean by “holy”?
took a definition from a dictionary, and applied it to Christian practise
Sep
8
revised Is praying for the wealth of the Stocks Exchange blasphemy?
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Sep
8
revised Is praying for the wealth of the Stocks Exchange blasphemy?
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Sep
8
asked Is praying for the wealth of the Stocks Exchange blasphemy?
Sep
6
comment How can one overcome lustful desires?
83% of college students - of US-college students, not, for instance, Iranian college students, and, 83% of the male college students or are female students included?
Sep
6
comment If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?
Did I talk about meddling? No. I already tried to explain it elsewhere with the Mississippi. I know in advance, that the water will reach the sea in future. And the river has no free choice. But I'm not meddling with the water.
Sep
6
comment Where do we draw the line when questioning/testing God?
... There are other possibilities too. You ask for a definitive answer, but a significant part of Christianity is the interpretation of texts, of the bible, isn't it? And part 1 of an answer is, to collect parts, which might be relevant for the question - even if they seem contradictory; don't you think so? And interpreting a text is the process to find examples of real life, where the texts could be relevant. Without connection to the real world, it's just empty phrases, which you learnt to recite.
Sep
6
comment Where do we draw the line when questioning/testing God?
... While there is no final decision, everybody would agree on, science evolved, and today tests are performed with statistics. Now in the sceptics forum was a question, whether prayers for healing have been proven to work, and with the methods of statistics, it might be possible to show, that there has been no statistical significant effect. But maybe the form of testing can be defeated with the argument, that this test is an attempt to prove the existence of God, and the opposite of faith. I don't say that I take this position, but that the possibility exists to take it. ...
Sep
6
comment Where do we draw the line when questioning/testing God?
What do you find ridicule? The question about asking God for help on earth? In the physical world? Well - I think it is a serious problem, maybe you don't. Let me explain how I approached to the question: In former times, people prayed for healing. Maybe you can agree with that. And in former times, people discussed, why sometimes God seems to help and sometimes not. I think there are plenty of discussions about this topic. One answer was, that if he doesn't help, it is a punishment for a sin, another explanation is, that he is testing his brave followers. ...
Sep
6
comment If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?
There is nothing preventing a supernatural entity from seeing our whole life at once, except that 'seeing' implies light and eyes, so I don't see how 'seeing' makes any sense outside the scope of nature. Or seeing something, without a brain. But the Christian answer is, that his ways is not our ways, and the fact that he can't be understood is what makes him God.
Sep
6
comment If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?
If God knew it before, and can't be wrong, which free choice did the Pharaoh have? He only could do, what God already knew - nothing else, no choice. Maybe the Pharaoh thought he had a choice. A foreseeable future excludes all alternatives.
Sep
6
comment Where do we draw the line when questioning/testing God?
Well, the answer is, that Jesus in Mt 4 says: "You shall not!", and it sounds pretty bindingly.
Sep
6
revised Where do we draw the line when questioning/testing God?
added citation, and personal view.
Sep
6
revised Where do we draw the line when questioning/testing God?
first citation
Sep
6
answered Where do we draw the line when questioning/testing God?
Sep
6
comment If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?
Being able to control your action, and doing so, are two different things. You can stop a child from touching a hot oven, or you can let it happen.
Sep
6
revised Looking for a study
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Sep
6
suggested suggested edit on Looking for a study
Sep
6
comment Are there evil acts which are not sins?
There is a single word for it: Tautological.