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Apr
4
comment Why are there fourteen stations of the cross?
If I were to go for a numerological answer, I would probably say Apostles + Christ + Mary, also 7 = holy * 2 natures, and 12 tribes + parents (like the 14 celestial bodies of Joseph's dream)
Mar
27
comment If Christianity speaks out against the use of “magic” does this mean “magic” is literally real?
Not sure what the down vote was for. This is the only answer which actually has anything even remotely close to actual, tangible, reference to events.
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
25
comment Can you explain this Free Will / Predestination illustration?
@DavidLaberge Thanks.
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
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
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.
Mar
20
comment Does the act of sex constitute marriage in God's eyes?
Counterpoint to you: So Mary and Joseph were not married when Christ was born?
Mar
15
comment Are there any atheists in the Bible?
As another note, if I am not mistaken, Christianity was considered atheism at one point: they didn't have a pantheon.
Mar
12
comment What does it mean to be “born of water” in John 3:5?
The "water = baptism" is something that the Orthodox teach and that Catholics will allude to.
Mar
9
comment Where do Catholics believe the historical narrative of the Bible begins?
That is part of the problem. Priests present modern scholarship and it is taken that they've presented the PoV of the Church itself. They haven't.
Mar
9
comment What Bible versions can be used for free applications?
@Jess It isn't that it is necessarily a bad question, but because it is more of a poll than a matter of fact, it does not really fit into the format of the SE websites.
Mar
7
comment While on Noah's Ark, did the animals remain celibate?
As another note: many animals are less likely to breed if they are not in conditions which support children well. Rabbits, for one, will reabsorb their litters if the environment goes sour.