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From professional point of view, I'm an eternal student - I have already finished a master in Archaeology and now I study bachelor degree GIS - the computer part of everything needed to be an expert on Computer Aplications in Archaeology.

From spiritual point of view, I'm a young child in Christ (converted on Easter 2010, baptised a year later), a pilgrim to Santiago de Compostela (I have been there once and I hope it wasn't the last time), a Catholic and a member of Light-Life Movement.

And about hobbies, I'm a RPG enthusiast and I like hiking and everything I've already mentioned.

Here on SE, I've found a nice place to talk about Christianity and a source of information for my job. As a Czech patriot, I also hope my language will find its place here.


Aug
30
comment Have witches ever been executed by the Eastern Orthodox Church?
Welcome here! My question was specifically about witches, not heretics (and iconoclasts saw icon-painters as heretics), and not about "witch hunting" meant figuratively. Also, in Western Christianity executing witches was officially condemned until 1484, which is Renaissance, no dark age (though many "witches" were probably killed in Dark Age out of superstition, despite Church law). But the peak of Western witch hunting was during Reformation, the main schism of the West. It would take further research to find if Iconoclasts ever accused their opponents of magic as well.
May
6
comment Where did the belief that Saul fell from a horse come from?
Better now, +1. I won't accept it though. Golden Legend is old and important enough that I might accept it, but I would prefer supplementing it with some text/sermon from Antiquity which either mentions Paul's fall from a horse or seems to contradict this theory. Before 1260 can mean either Antiquity (here I would like some more details) or early Middle Ages. In the latter case I would like some basic proof that it's unlikely to originate in Antiquity (some 4th or 5th century author clearly not knowing it would be perfect).
May
5
comment Where did the belief that Saul fell from a horse come from?
You give some reasons why people would expect Paul to travel by horse. I understand it as an attempt to answer WHY people would believe such a theory, but not when it started. I probably won't downvote it as off-topic, but I won't upvote or accept it unless you add some more finds on the age/origin of this tradition. Pointing to Caravaggio is definitely not enough for me.
Apr
27
comment How does the Orthodox Church view the Roman Catholic Church?
No. 3 - the question wasn't on guidance, but on Sacrament of Penance - does God forgive sins to the Orthodox if they confess to a Catholic ("heterodox") priest? Otherwise a good answer.
Apr
27
comment At what time of day was Jesus crucified?
Welcome here! If you intend to use this site, please read our introductory tour. About your answer... it sounds crazy, given the context (see Freemason's argumentation). This site is mainly about what various groups identifying themselves as Christians believe, so some crazy-looking ideas may be accepted here, but you need extra effort on linking sources proving that some authority (they must be wikipedia page or like about them) really teaches that, and that it is applicable to the question.
Apr
22
comment What do the Catholic Church consider constitutes intrinsically impossible things?
Slightly better, not perfect. I tried to fill the hole by my own answer.
Apr
22
comment What do the Catholic Church consider constitutes intrinsically impossible things?
This answer tells the premise of the question in other words, but doesn't explain what does "intrinsically impossible" mean.
Apr
22
comment What do the Catholic Church consider constitutes intrinsically impossible things?
Welcome on Christianity.SE! A good first answer, though the answer might be bit broader than is ideal for questions asked here. Please see our tour to learn using this site and make sure your next question is even better!
Mar
16
comment How should Christians meditate?
This is one (perhaps slightly simplified) form of lectio divina, the "original" or "most classical" Christian meditation. Btw. word "meditation" is derived from the latin word meaning "between" (reading Bible).
Mar
16
comment Can a Roman Catholic be re-catechized and re-confirmed?
There are movements focused on deeper "recatechization" of those who already were cathechized, but didn't exploit this catechization to its fullness, such Neocatechumenate or Light-Life Movement. Their program can be taken parallel to (not instead of, AFAIK) the classical catechisation - for example I started the Light-Life Movement's program as a catechumen.
Feb
24
comment How does free will fit with the doctrine of predestination?
Welcome here! As Mawia commented, this doesn't really answer the question and doesn't really help. However, don't feel ashamed or afraid to ask/answer another question - just make sure the answers really answers the question, from the viewpoint of the denomination specified in the question or by its tags, if any. See tour for details.
Sep
2
comment Why did Protestants abandon Liturgy of the Hours?
@curiousdannii: how? It would be based on a false premise if I didn't exclude those who pray Liturgy of the Hours from "most protestants" for the question's sake. I know that Anglicans and some Protestants pray it, but I also know that most Protestants left this practice - the question is about the reasons of those who left it.
Aug
26
comment Why did Protestants abandon Liturgy of the Hours?
This is better than the previous accepted answer - this summarizes more reasons why modern protestants usually don't pray Liturgy of Hours. I'm almost sure that points 1 and 3 applied in the 16th century as well. However, the point of praying X times a day is so that the prayer lingered on (in a less-formal and usually less explicit manner) after each time of prayer, helping to pray constantly; first reformers likely knew this. And there are mentions about praising God by singing psalms (like Eph 5,19) and praising God seven times a day (Ps 119,164), so essense of this practice IS in Bible.
Mar
9
comment Imposition of Ashes - where in Catholicism is it commonly practiced?
@MatthewMoisen: look at wikipedia, the answer for your question is there - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Wednesday.
Mar
8
comment Why the difference in depiction of the cross between Catholics and Protestants?
+1. The best answer here, far better than the accepted one - explains both Catholic and Protestant position in a balanced manner, not just one of them.
Jan
14
comment Could Jesus have extraterrestrial brothers or sisters?
Welcome here! Very good answer, especially as a first post here, and even more for such a strange question. I hope you will stay here and ask and answer more questions - we can never have enough quality authors like you!
Dec
22
comment Why was Zachariah punished while Mary was not?
Welcome here! Just a tip, to help you have your future posts better and better - visit the introduction telling what is this web tour.
Dec
20
comment Will there be sex in Heaven (the new Earth)?
Yes, but this shift from "we don't know anything" to "it's not directly written, but this logically follows what is written" is enough for many denominations to teach this. This question didn't get to creeds and other important articles of faith not because it wasn't believed, but because it is considered unimportant. Catholic position on this was stated somewhere in John Paul II's Theology of body, but I don't want to spend hours searching for exact citations when the comments won't let me to cite it completely.
Dec
19
comment Will there be sex in Heaven (the new Earth)?
This would be true if Revelation 21:27 didn't apply to New Heaven and New Earth. If sin is not possible there and if most denominations are true to consider any extramarital sex as a sin, there will be no sex. I would discuss this in detail, but it's too late to send an answer.
Sep
11
comment What passages of Scripture were used by the popes and crusaders to justify the Crusades?
Good source, but these bible-based reasons are against vain violence during the Crusades, not for the Crusades - and the OP asked for the latter.