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Jul
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comment Biblical evidence for omnipotence/omniscience
Does this word for almighty exclude being almighty as a king?
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comment Why were scientific questions such a threat to Roman Catholic leaders that their proponents were threatened to be burnt at the stake?
@Lennart Regebro it was prohibited only for 4 years, not for its essence, but for political introduction and some other theological claims. history.stackexchange.com/questions/7941/…
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comment Why were scientific questions such a threat to Roman Catholic leaders that their proponents were threatened to be burnt at the stake?
@Lennart Regebro "Similarly, the Catholic Encyclopedia (1908) asserts that "Bruno was not condemned for his defence of the Copernican system of astronomy, nor for his doctrine of the plurality of inhabited worlds, but for his theological errors, among which were the following: that Christ was not God but merely an unusually skillful magician, that the Holy Ghost is the soul of the world, that the Devil will be saved, etc."[41]"
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comment Why were scientific questions such a threat to Roman Catholic leaders that their proponents were threatened to be burnt at the stake?
@Lennart Regebro From Wikipedia (there are refereces there): According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "in 1600 there was no official Catholic position on the Copernican system, and it was certainly not a heresy. When [...] Bruno [...] was burned at the stake as a heretic, it had nothing to do with his writings in support of Copernican cosmology."[40]
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comment Why were scientific questions such a threat to Roman Catholic leaders that their proponents were threatened to be burnt at the stake?
-1 Bruno was not burnt for teaching Copernican system
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comment What's the position of main Christian churches about brothers of Jesus?
What about Orthodox Church?
May
23
comment Does Jesus ever claim to be God, or the son of God?
@DJClayworth the both passages obviously ungrammatical at least in English.
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May
23
comment How the trial of Jesus compares to the judical standards of the epoch and of the modern times?
@Daniel is this doctrine based on the holy books? If so, do Christians recognize those holy books?
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asked What's the position of main Christian churches about brothers of Jesus?
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answered Does God care about countries?
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comment Do miracles violate the laws of physics?
Sorry, this question seems meaningless to me.
Mar
21
comment Why Christians wear some elaborate costumes which sometimes outshine those of the pre-Christian epoch?
@Andrew Leach actually it is based on the patterns of Roman augurs.
Mar
21
comment Why Christians wear some elaborate costumes which sometimes outshine those of the pre-Christian epoch?
@Affable Geek if so, why traditions rooted in ancient, polytheistic Egypt or Iranian Mithraism are important in Christianity?
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revised Why Christians wear some elaborate costumes which sometimes outshine those of the pre-Christian epoch?
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revised Why Christians wear some elaborate costumes which sometimes outshine those of the pre-Christian epoch?
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comment Why Christians wear some elaborate costumes which sometimes outshine those of the pre-Christian epoch?
@Alypius well in Orthodox Christianity they use mitre upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Mitre-benaki.jpg , a kind of turban. The corresponding prayer when putting it on mentions "expensive jewels" which is probably a requirement for this kind of vestment. If they consider the expensive jewels suitable, what about wearing an expensive Rollex watches or the like?