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Anglican, Father of 3 boys.


Sep
12
comment When does the Pope speak ex cathedra?
ex cathedra is latin for "from the chair" - so, whenever he is sitting down :-)
Sep
12
comment What is transubstantiation?
Catholics probably would not be happy with the term 'masquerades'. But yes, if what you mean is that after consecration the Body retains all of the outward and visible properties of the bread.
Sep
12
comment Protestant arguments for perpetual virginity of Mary
Calvin, too. He refers to Mary as the holy Virgin, although he argues the Biblical evidence is inconclusive
Sep
8
comment How do Roman Catholics understand salvation in light of Romans 3&4?
@Monkey Certainly, and most protestant wouldn't deny that a true faith is necessarily accompanied by works. If you want to press protestants on how they interpret James, I'm sure that would make a good question. But this question is a very specific one about how to interpret a particular passage, which you have not even mentioned.
Sep
8
comment How do Roman Catholics understand salvation in light of Romans 3&4?
but are we saved by faith alone? If not, what else is involved and how do you reconcile that with Romans 3&4?
Sep
8
comment Why do Protestants allow contraception?
This is not exactly accurate. Progestin-only pills are indeed abortifacient (they prevent an embryo from implanting in the uterus, thereby killing it). Most "pills" contain both progestin and estrogen - the estrogen acts to prevent ovulation (so it is not abortifacient). Some argue that in pills with a high estrogen dose, the risk of abortion is so small that you don't need to worry about it. However, there is no hard scientific data that says how likely it is that these pills will cause an abortion.
Sep
1
comment What does the Catholic church teach about fate of non-Catholic christians?
+1 for a complete, well-sourced answer
Sep
1
comment How do Christians understand the omniscience of God in relation to the Uncertainty Principle?
On further reflection, I think I'd rather define omniscience as "God knowing all true propositions". I still don't see how the uncertainty principle infringes in any way on divine omniscience.
Sep
1
comment How do Christians understand the omniscience of God in relation to the Uncertainty Principle?
That doesn't really help move the discussion forward. If you define divine omniscience as "God knowing all that it is possible to know", though, it should resolve your objection, and hardly does any damage to Christian theology.
Sep
1
comment Are natural disasters the result of evil being allowed into our world?
@a_hardin yeah, another possible translation there would be "harm"
Sep
1
comment Hebrew OT translation to Greek NT
@cwallenpoole indeed. Edited to reflect that.
Sep
1
comment Did Paul write other letters that are not in the Bible?
We have no extant letters of Paul that are not part of the canon (regardless of theological content) - that could be more explicit in your answer.
Aug
29
comment How do JW's scripturally support the idea that humans will live on earth after death?
What happens after the 1000 years?
Aug
23
comment If we're not specifically instructed to do something, can we?
This is called the Regulative Principle