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Jul
2
comment Blood transfusions and Christianity?
@Saher: It's important to read the scriptures in context. When it says "continue to abstain," that means "keep doing what you've been doing." And what had they been doing? Not eating blood. And you're right; this isn't philosophy; it's basic science: digestion changes some things quite a bit! On the other hand, Philosophy would be an interpretation like "when children who have no choice in the matter end up dead because of their parents' blind insistence on dogmatic adherence to a certain belief, any reasoning person ought to conclude that there is a very serious problem with this belief."
Jul
2
comment Blood transfusions and Christianity?
@Saher: The point is that consuming something by eating/drinking it and injecting something are two very different actions with very different consequences. And the alcohol metaphor is quite a stretch. Alcohol in your blood is inherently harmful to your health however it gets there, but blood in your blood is not; that's kind of the entire point of having it. Using a false analogy weakens your case rather than strengthening it. Also, ethanol is not metabolized by the digestive system; it enters the blood intact. Blood, being full of protein, is processed first. Again, false analogy.
Jul
1
comment What core LDS doctrine(s) contradict the Protestant doctrine of salvation by grace through faith?
@LCIII: Glad I could clear that up. Caleb's right, though; the LDS and Protestant traditions fundamentally incompatible at several very basic points, and can't be easily reconciled by grafting in a few doctrines.
Jul
1
comment What core LDS doctrine(s) contradict the Protestant doctrine of salvation by grace through faith?
@LCIII: Edited to reflect your comment, but as Caleb and fredsbend pointed out, this really does change your question. You might want to consider editing your question to make it more specific and provide a better explanation of what you're asking.
Jul
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revised What core LDS doctrine(s) contradict the Protestant doctrine of salvation by grace through faith?
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Jul
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answered What core LDS doctrine(s) contradict the Protestant doctrine of salvation by grace through faith?
Jul
1
answered Did Pontius Pilate follow God's Plan?
Jul
1
comment Blood transfusions and Christianity?
@Saher: No one drinks alcohol; people drink alcoholic beverages, and the same principle applies. Injecting beer directly into your bloodstream rather than drinking it would be a good way to end up in the hospital, if not the morgue.
Jun
27
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Jun
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Jun
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awarded  Constituent
Jun
23
comment According to the Bible, is it a sin to marry a non-virgin?
In addition to Hosea, consider the custom of levirate marriage. If a married man dies childless, his brother was required, under the Law of Moses, to marry her as a surrogate for his brother. Assuming they weren't childless for lack of trying, this would not only not forbid the brother to marry a non-virgin, but require him to.
Jun
17
answered What would inerrancy imply for Mormons?
Jun
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revised What would inerrancy imply for Mormons?
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awarded  Caucus
May
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May
13
comment A woman's testimony was considered inadmissible in a court of law. Whose law?
It's worth noting that, among the Romans at least, there was a very clear and obvious reason why a woman could not give a testi-mony at court, and if you think about the etymology a little, the penalty for perjury becomes clear too...
May
7
answered Sadducees - Ultra Liberal or Ultra Conservative?
May
7
comment Why is there a modern misconception about Christianity and Science?
Galileo is actually the subject of a myth of his own. Just about everything that "everyone knows" about him is flatly contradicted by the historical record: that he was right about the solar system (he wasn't; he believed in heliocentrism but got all the other details wrong,) that he made great scientific discoveries in astronomy (there was nothing unique or groundbreaking about his work,) and that he was unjustly persecuted by the church for teaching heliocentrism. (See above re: he wasn't actually right.)
May
5
revised Why do Mormons use the term “elder” for their missionaries?
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