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Sep
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comment Why did God not want man to have the knowledge of good and evil?
Can you tag a denomination, please? If not, I think this qualifies as a "Truth" question -- not a good fit for the site.
Sep
15
comment According to Catholicism, Can God annihilate the soul?
Always good to see something from the summa. The Catholic Encyclopedia seems like it disagrees though. See the 2nd paragraph under Immortality:Justification of the doctrine of immortality, where it claims that God could withdraw existence from the soul. Do you think Aquinas's POV assumes that it's against God's nature to do so, and therefore impossible?
Sep
12
comment Did God create man to replace the fallen Angels?
This question appears to be off-topic because it doesn't inquire into any particular tradition's official, historical, or widely accepts beliefs.
Sep
9
comment What is the very least a Catholic needs to believe about Genesis 2 and 3?
Didn't realize you opened a question for this. I was hoping to draw you and Matt into a chat about it to work through the encyclical (over time) and it's real implications on dogma. chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/17029/adam-and-eve-in-catholicism
Sep
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comment What's God's justification of not allowing the choice of personal annihilation?
@Calvin Sure ... if you can show that the interpretation thereof is a Baptist interpretation : )
Sep
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comment What's God's justification of not allowing the choice of personal annihilation?
This doesn't look to me like the baptist understanding of hell ... If I'm mistaken, please cite some baptist sources!
Sep
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comment Athanasian Creed article 6, meaning of “the glory equal”
@david I'd guess about as similar as everyone who holds to the bible.
Sep
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comment How does the Catholic Church reconcile evolution with original sin?
Papal Encyclicals, man. These things are dense.
Sep
3
comment How does the Catholic Church reconcile evolution with original sin?
I need to read this encyclical more carefully. I get the sense that I'm inserting a comma or a stress somewhere in my head that changes the meaning. The overall nature the letter seems to be a rebuke of over-certainty and following silencing of theological dialogue, provided that the dialogue submits to Church Authority.
Sep
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comment How does the Catholic Church reconcile evolution with original sin?
(I've apparently been slacking off enough in my research that some of these more basic items, like what category of teaching encyclicals fall into, have started fading from memory ... )
Sep
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comment How does the Catholic Church reconcile evolution with original sin?
Might be worth a chat ... But, starting at around 5 minutes into this, Fr. Barron seems to suggest that Adam is not a literal figure. In your opinion, is he mistaken? Or ... well ... let me ask it this way: Into what category do encyclicals go? They're not on par with dogma, are they?
Sep
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comment How does the Catholic Church reconcile evolution with original sin?
Reason I ask: I was actually unaware that a belief in Adam and Eve as individual persons as opposed to potentially as metaphorical stand-ins for "the dawn of humanity" was required. I.e., I'd thought Adam and Eve were in the category as Noah and the Flood -- a literal interpretation is not required. ... Not that this belief requires a strictly literal interpretation of the events. But, certainly more literal than I'd realized.
Sep
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comment How does the Catholic Church reconcile evolution with original sin?
Is Humani Generis the only instance you're aware of wherein we're required to believe in the existence of Adam and Eve is the sole origins of the human race?
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comment First Confession for a Protestant becoming Catholic
@John thanks for the edit!
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comment Childless Christian
If you're looking for a purely scriptural reference, may I remind you that the first explicit commandment is be fruitful and multiply.
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answered Are there any Catholic sects which disagree with the sinlessness of Mary?