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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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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
19
comment Was Onan really struck dead by God for masturbating?
@AffableGeek I have difficulty understanding how you could get that by following the link.
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.
Feb
15
comment What major discrepancies exist between “versions” of the Bible?
@AffableGeek I prefer the RSV because it does not have inclusive language. The ESV and the NRSV both are known to have inclusive language.
Feb
15
comment What major discrepancies exist between “versions” of the Bible?
@AffableGeek That was just the FIRST PAGE I OPENED and it most certainly effects the meaning of the passage. Saying that it is "insignificant theologically" is a cop-out. Those footnotes are littered throughout the Old Testament!
Feb
15
comment What major discrepancies exist between “versions” of the Bible?
@AffableGeek Not sure I agree on ESV. One specific I prefer RSV to NRSV is the use of inclusive language.
Feb
15
comment What major discrepancies exist between “versions” of the Bible?
@AffableGeek Look at the comparison I added between the NIV and the RSV on 1 Sam. 18:28
Feb
15
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is immoral?
Well spoke! +1.