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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.
Feb
27
comment When did the angel archetype change from masculine to feminine?
The Hebrew (מלאך) is also masculine, if I recall correctly.
Feb
26
comment What's the pope's justification today?
I've tried to take the real question out and move it here: What role did the Donation of Constantine have on the development of the doctrine of Papal supremacy?
Feb
26
comment What role did the Donation of Constantine have on the development of the doctrine of Papal supremacy?
Attempting to address the legit question which was asked here.
Feb
26
comment What's the pope's justification today?
If this is re-opened, I will definitely vote to re-close it, and I've already given it a -1. It demonstrates a clearly combative tone but, more to the point, it shows, at least to me, a lack of willingness to legwork.
Feb
26
comment Does my monk go to heaven?
@TRiG Spellcheck fail.
Feb
24
comment Do we have no control over our flesh?
(We do have control, it just doesn't feel that way all the time)
Feb
24
comment Why is the Bible so short?
@Shathur I know, it was a joke (and there are 7 "books" in the Deuterocanon -- Sirach, Wisdon, I & II Maccabees, Esdra (which may or may not be additions to Nehemiah), additions to Esther and Daniel, and Tobit)
Feb
23
comment What is the connection between Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Lent, etc?
Only ones I could think of were: Maundy Thurs. Good Fri. Chrism Mass. Vigil (That is separate from mass on Easter Sunday proper).
Feb
23
comment How does the Catholic Church identify and collect relics?
@AffableGeek My understanding is that most still do. Since it was a requirement that every altar have 4(?) until the 60's, there are still quite a few roaming around.
Feb
23
comment What are the reasons for calling oneself a “follower of Jesus” rather than a Christian?
+1. Far better than my initial reaction, getting crotchety and shouting: "It's because people have no respect for language anymore! Darn whippersnappers!"
Feb
22
comment What is the connection between Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Lent, etc?
(Side note: converted from Protestantism to Catholicism, so I do understand how this could lead to dizziness)
Feb
22
comment Are Dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?
This is weakened by the fact that the behemoth can be concealed by the lotus plant. Even assuming that the creature was mostly submerged, for such a creature to be that submerged in water somewhere about 35'-40' deep.
Feb
21
comment Protestant arguments for perpetual virginity of Mary
@JonEricson That may not be true.