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This is just a generic profile. If you're really interested in my thoughts, try my website: http://www.allen-poole.com. There you will find my blog and my thoughts on business as a web developer. Constructive criticism is more than welcome.

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Mar
27
answered If Christianity speaks out against the use of “magic” does this mean “magic” is literally real?
Mar
27
comment Can you explain this Free Will / Predestination illustration?
@Chelonian In the end, it is up to the person to choose the good and reject the bad, and nothing anyone can do can take that choice away. We can try to help the person, but in the end, it is their choice.
Mar
27
comment Can you explain this Free Will / Predestination illustration?
@Chelonian I prefer to think of it this way: we are presented with a choice, and at the end of the day that choice is ours, but God will continue to offer and suggest the right course of action, even if we refuse to follow.
Mar
26
comment Why do some Christian churches have classes about other churches?
@PeterTurner I'd like to see that too.
Mar
26
answered Why do some Christian churches have classes about other churches?
Mar
25
comment Can you explain this Free Will / Predestination illustration?
@DavidLaberge Thanks.
Mar
25
answered Can you explain this Free Will / Predestination illustration?
Mar
24
awarded  Quorum
Mar
24
revised Why did Rome and Constantinople split in 1054 AD?
moved links
Mar
23
revised What did Luther think of the Eastern Orthodox and vice versa?
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Mar
23
comment What did Luther think of the Eastern Orthodox and vice versa?
Orthodoxy is still very present. Clocking in at about 230 million, they beat out any given Protestant super-denomination (eg. Presbyterian instead of PCUSA, Lutheranism instead of ELCA) hands down.
Mar
23
revised Why did Rome and Constantinople split in 1054 AD?
edited body
Mar
23
comment Changes in Rome since Trent versus the Evangelicals
@MarcGravell I deleted a couple of my comments because I think we were out of sync in our conversation and they were not really "on topic" anymore.
Mar
23
comment Changes in Rome since Trent versus the Evangelicals
@MarcGravell Ah. OK. But then I might counter that there are people who have argued that man has never walked on the moon.
Mar
23
comment Changes in Rome since Trent versus the Evangelicals
@MarcGravell I generally find that sites which feature articles whose titles actively damn their opponents are often inaccurate in their content and frequently mis-portray the arguments of their opponents. Unfortunately, apprising.org happens to be one of those sites. As I speak, the second title under the "Roman Catholicism" topic calls my faith idolatry. I don't really find such mentalities to be conducive to intellectual discourse, and that is why you will never see me cite Catholic Answers (who I view as guilty of similar straw-man arguments).
Mar
22
answered Changes in Rome since Trent versus the Evangelicals
Mar
22
comment Changes in Rome since Trent versus the Evangelicals
In addition to that, it is arguable alarmist and it decidedly mis-portrays Catholic theology on a number of points (whether this is conscious or not is up to interpretation of the reader). The anathemas of the councils, for example, are judgements/sentences and not a dogma. As it is not a dogma, it is not subject to infallibility and that makes her entire concluding section not only irrelevant, but misleading too.
Mar
22
comment Changes in Rome since Trent versus the Evangelicals
The article you link to does not actually have an accurate understanding of "anathema". Yes, formal anathema as performed by the Pope may have 12 priests with candle, but that is not the meaning intended by conciliar documents (which is closer to "major excommunication").
Mar
21
comment Does the act of sex constitute marriage in God's eyes?
@Wikis OTOH, Matt 1:24 says that she was his wife. The difference between the verses is probably grounds for an entirely different question.
Mar
21
comment Does the act of sex constitute marriage in God's eyes?
@Wikis The word fornication is in the RSV where it is listed as one of the evils which comes "from the heart" (Matt. 15:19). I view the RSV as about as definitive a translation as they come.