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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
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.
Feb
20
comment What do Protestants say was the source for the doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary?
Just a note on the word "until." I am not trying to spark debate, but Aquinas addresses that rather well here
Feb
20
comment What is a “non-theistic” Christian?
I added a couple of sub-questions. If you can think of any more feel free to suggest (or simply add) them.
Feb
20
comment What is a “non-theistic” Christian?
And anyone who cites J. S. Spong, well, I reserve my comments about them.
Feb
19
comment Are Dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?
Wait... the Bible was written before 1800? CYS! (JK)
Feb
16
comment What major discrepancies exist between “versions” of the Bible?
@DJClayworth I think that entirely depends on what you view as "significant". Numerically, there is a substantial difference between 1 and a nation. I do mean to go back and give more examples, but I really don't have a lot of time.
Feb
16
comment Which traditions practice paedocommunion?
There is another argument for it in the RCC for those of us who want it — the sacraments of initiation are not done in their proper order as it is. The ancient (and proper) way was Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist (then the rest). Now, for most Catholics, it's Baptism, Confession, Eucharist, Confirmation.