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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
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.
Feb
15
comment What major discrepancies exist between “versions” of the Bible?
And any one of you who does not own an RSV or at least an NRSV should go out and buy one.
Feb
15
comment What denominations use gender-inclusive hymnology?
@Caleb I'm joking, but I have heard my share of "inclusive" language before. I even heard of one person who went so far as to sing, "Glory to the Mother and to the Daughter and to the Holy Spirit." (Sad part was that that was at Princeton U. (but not PTSEM thankfully))
Feb
15
comment What denominations use gender-inclusive hymnology?
And, as a matter of inclusiveness and progression in the liturgy, the line from O Come all Ye Faithful, "Pleased as man with man to dwell" will now be "pleased as punch with us to dwell." Because, you know, the history of language means nothing compared to the whims of people who might be offended (if they existed).
Feb
15
comment What denominations use gender-inclusive hymnology?
It is also a bad idea: I get confused and stop singing when words changed (I have been singing these words for the better part of 30 years... WHY WOULD YOU CHANGE THEM???)
Feb
15
comment What denominations use gender-inclusive hymnology?
As a side note: I don't care which denomination you are, that practice is grotesque and offensive.
Feb
13
comment Does the Bible condemn white lies?
@DavidStratton That's why the first sentence says that the answer is "sort of". It says a class of action which is wrong, and then it gives several counter-examples which clarify that it is not absolutely, "no lying."
Feb
13
comment Does the Bible condemn white lies?
Aquinas gives some defense of lying, as does Chrysostom, especially where a lie would be more charitable than the truth.
Feb
13
comment Does the Bible condemn white lies?
@DavidStratton That is a hard sell. The passage about the midwives is particularly difficult for the, "you must never lie" crowd. Where else in the Bible can you find someone who is so completely rewarded for doing something which was so clearly against divine law?