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Dec
18
comment Does Jesus have a last name?
Surnames didn't exist in Jesus' day. What of Pontius Pilate, then?
Dec
13
comment good ways to deal with “It's just a pagan holiday, he wasn't even born then”
Exactly. "the church grabbed pagan holidays and said 'ah ha. we'll make this one be about Jesus'" is essentially exactly what happened, but that doesn't make the existence of Jesus Christ, or a desire to celebrate his birth, any less valid.
Dec
8
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
7
awarded  Announcer
Nov
29
comment What happens to a human after he dies according to Catholicism?
Agreed. Closing this question as it's off-topic for this site. As @JayarathinaMadharasan pointed out, there's a place on SE for this question, but this isn't it.
Nov
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
16
comment Do Mormons practice “soaking,” and is it an officially sanctioned activity?
It wouldn't surprise me if someone, somewhere, was doing that. People get stupid when they're horny. But Christians of all varieties would do to remember, when they think they've found a loophole in the commandments somewhere, the clearly stated words of Paul: God is not mocked.
Nov
9
answered According to Mormonism, what are angels?
Nov
7
comment Does Numbers 5:11-22 describe sanctioned abortion?
I remember reading once that at the time of Christ, (when he pronounced them "a wicked and adulterous generation,") the Trial of Jealousy was finding so many people guilty that the Jewish leaders actually suspended its use! So yes, apparently it did get used.
Nov
7
comment Does Numbers 5:11-22 describe sanctioned abortion?
A very interesting analysis, though I have to wonder about one thing. Points 2 and 3 assume that it is known who the (alleged) "other woman/man" is. What if it's not? Or what if I believed my wife was cheating on me with Bill, but she was actually cheating on me with Bob? Is there anything about how the law would handle a case like that?
Nov
4
answered Is the presence of evil necessary for good to be expressed?
Oct
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
20
reviewed Approve If Adam and Eve were perfect, why did they choose to sin?
Oct
15
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
14
comment How many witnesses are there who physically saw and/or touched the golden plates from which the Book of Mormon was reportedly translated?
@user3127174: This is true. Due to various reasons, several of the witnesses did leave the church. Some came back, others did not. But even then, these men who had every incentive to expose Joseph Smith as a fraud--and the ones who would be the most capable of doing so, as the reputation of the Book of Mormon was bound up to a great degree with the solemn testimony that they had given--never did so, and went to great lengths to set the record straight when it was claimed that they did.
Oct
14
comment Are Mormons Protestants?
Good to see you here. Apparently things have changed quite a bit over the years; when I was a missionary they'd have never let us spend time on websites, even thematically-appropriate ones like this. You got to use the Internet for email on P-day and that's it. But I'm glad you find our site's depiction of LDS beliefs accurate. We work hard to keep things accurate, official, and civil here, and if you find anything that doesn't look right (especially if it's someone trying to make trouble) please flag it and I or another moderator (the people with diamond names) can review it. :)
Oct
2
awarded  exegesis
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer