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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.
Mar
2
comment What Biblical support for praying to the saints is usually cited by those Christians who practice that?
@JonEricson ADD. A profound author who cuts me off mid-sentence overly frequently.
Mar
2
comment What's the first recorded case of the Church's persecuting heretics?
@brilliant No need to be snarky. You could find a halfway decent book on the history of the Church, ideally, one which talks in length about Athanasius.
Mar
2
comment What's the first recorded case of the Church's persecuting heretics?
@Jay The narrative, as best as I've seen, is that Constantine summoned the bishops to enshrine the doctrine of Arius, but when the bishops decided against that, he followed (it would not be the last time that a governmental executive was decided against without war). That said, the people who attended the council then had to go out and argue, "see, we just had a council, and everyone agreed".
Feb
29
comment Protestant numbering of the 10 Commandments
I don't really think it proper to call it "munging." While we are combining all of the "no other God stuff" into one, they are combining all of the "do not covet stuff".
Feb
29
comment Protestant numbering of the 10 Commandments
This would have more or less been my answer.
Feb
28
comment Where did the ecclesiastical offices go?
I once read someone who said that the transition from "episcopai" to "bishop" was an obvious process. Personally, I view it as clear as tar.
Feb
28
comment What's the first recorded case of the Church's persecuting heretics?
It might be a good idea to note that Constantine actually favored the Arian teachings, so this was a case of the Church deciding against the ruler.