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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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Apr
20
comment Why are wise men common in contemporary [American] nativity scenes?
@MattGutting The Nativity set is attributed to St. Francis Assissi. He most certainly would have expected a 12 day liturgical season.
Apr
19
comment Why isn't the Eucharist of protestant churches considered valid by non-protestants?
@thedarkwanderer Ok. My point is that Leo XIII's bull is of dubious relevance here.
Mar
3
comment Was the Scapegoat of Leviticus an allusion to Barabbas at the crucifixion?
And Luke says his first name is "Jesus".
Mar
3
comment What is the biblical argument against baptism by sprinkling/pouring?
I don't think it was obvious that the eunuch would have been carrying water at all – he might have had wine.
Jan
20
comment Was Bible Revealed to Jesus? (Christian Perspective)
@Steve That isn't really accurate: while much of the Bible was written well before Christ, some of it was written within 200 years of Christ's birth (even excluding Maccabees: some of Daniel is clearly from < 200 years BC).
Jan
2
comment What are the main differences between the Catholic and Protestant definitions of Biblical inerrancy?
@thedarkwanderer Correct, however it is not a matter of faith. Again: those who take Genesis literally are exceptions. That said, I have difficulty believing that there aren't large populations who do take the account as literal and in doing so it cannot be said that they are in any way going against defined doctrine (which is arguably beyond the power of the Church anyway: the story of creation is not a matter of faith and morals).
Dec
1
comment Prominent Theologians' answer to: What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
In case anyone is interested in a SYS: this was presented by Dr. Gregory Glasov in his course on Biblical Hebrew in 2007. I do not have the specific date of the lecture.
Jul
11
comment What is the endgame for sedevacantists?
@apocalypse_info_click_here How's that asteroid working out for you?
Jul
11
comment Why isn't the Eucharist of protestant churches considered valid by non-protestants?
Unfortunately, while this is true of Anglicans of the 19th century, it is not true of Anglicans today. A number of schismatics from the Netherlands (including validly ordained bishops) joined the Anglican Church and they did have valid orders. Right now their orders' validity is as clear as paste.
Jun
20
comment Catholic Communion under One Kind
@AndrewLeach I've only been to an Anglican Ordinariate parish a couple of times, and both times it was done in tincture.
May
27
comment What is omitted from the current Western, Catholic Psalter?
Seriously, this is extremely useful.
May
23
comment What is omitted from the current Western, Catholic Psalter?
Thank you. This is extraordinarily useful.
May
22
comment What is omitted from the current Western, Catholic Psalter?
@Flimzy catholiccompany.com/liturgy-hours-set-4-leather-i21748
Mar
12
comment What is the basis that many mainstream Christian groups justify labeling groups like the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses as Non Christians?
@Matt They are not God in any sense of the word. They are indistinguishable from the higher orders of angels.
Jan
16
comment What is omitted from the current Western, Catholic Psalter?
@AndrewLeach You're right. I was thinking of the line "He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth" which is also omitted. I'll change the word to "Breviary" because there are decidedly omissions.
Jan
16
comment What was the punishment for escaped slaves in the Old Testament?
This site implies that because Christianity upheld slavery that decreases the efficacy of the Christian moral claims. If it can be demonstrated that this is an equivocation, that proves that their argument is without merit. Basically: if it can be shown from the Torah that slaves were to be treated well, that is a further argument in opposition to the skeptics. My question speaks to a particular occasion of mistreatment which was common in the antebellum South.
Jan
16
comment What was the punishment for escaped slaves in the Old Testament?
@waxeagle It is my suspicion that slavery in the Bible is not the same as slavery in the US. At a minimum, slaves in the Bible had more rights. But I'm still curious about it.
Jan
16
comment What was the punishment for escaped slaves in the Old Testament?
I'm interested in the treatment of slaves in the Old Testament. It has often been said that slaves under the Torah were treated far better than slaves in the antebellum South. Unfortunately, without reading 2/3 of Exodus, and the entirety of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy I'm not really sure where to begin.
Jan
16
comment Catholicism and the Laws of Moses
@gideonmarx "Pharisaic" does not necessarily mean "the Pharisees did it" (though I'm reasonably sure they did). A secondary meaning is Hypocritically self-righteous and condemnatory. (see thefreedictionary.com/pharisaic)
Dec
26
comment Is there any biblical basis for believing in the Book of Mormon?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 Take it up with him: shu.edu/academics/profiles/…