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Saved from the web by a job in industry. Coding GUI for computer-aided railway realignment machinery.

At last a job where I have time to do stuff properly and don't have to worry about loads of unfixed bugs coming back to haunt me.


Jun
16
awarded  Excavator
Jun
16
revised What is the basis for the belief by some groups that a Christian can live a sinless life?
sorry, it wasn't worth creating another answer just for the alternative title
Jun
16
suggested approved edit on What is the basis for the belief by some groups that a Christian can live a sinless life?
Jun
16
comment What is the basis for the belief by some groups that a Christian can live a sinless life?
Personally I have come to the conclusion that even if I did believe this doctrine, I wouldn't preach it, because it does more harm than good, by adding an 'unnecessary burden' on brothers and sisters who should be rejoicing that their sins are forgiven, rather than obsessing over whether they're sanctified enough yet.
Jun
16
comment What is Wesley's concept of Entire Sanctification?
Bruce, you might like this: internetmonk.com/archive/57218 "pietism teaches that one can be an “extraordinary” Christian, above and beyond those who are “ordinary” Christians"
Jun
16
comment What is Wesley's concept of Entire Sanctification?
@bruisedreed, never heard of "always a sinner, always penitent, always righteous"? I'd say a greater danger than self-delusion is living a lie, pretending you're free of sin because you don't want to be 'left out' (though it may be that all the others are pretending too).
Jun
16
comment How do Protestants view “Catholic” miracles, such as those that attest to a saint?
Late, not worth another answer: where I am particularly sceptical is when they go 'trawling' for a miracle for someone they have already decided they want to canonise.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
11
comment Why did the Catholic Church change so radically after Vatican II in regards to the status of Jews?
360-degree isn't an about face :)
Aug
6
comment Does the Bible say if animals in Eden were carnivorous, or when animals on Earth became carnivorous?
You could start by making the question body the same as the title...
Jul
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
25
awarded  Constituent
Jun
19
revised Covering of the hair for women, and beards in 1st Century Palestine
missing word
Jun
19
comment Roman Catholic: Is piracy of information and media wrong in all circumstances?
+1 for the last sentence, a truth we can sometimes forget...
Jun
19
comment If Adam and Eve didn't know good from evil, how can we say they sinned (according to Roman Catholicism)?
As @david hints, there are problems here with knowing exactly what you mean by 'sin' and 'bad', and probably also 'knowledge of good and evil'.
Jun
19
suggested approved edit on Covering of the hair for women, and beards in 1st Century Palestine
Jun
18
comment What do Protestants say was the source for the doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary?
Sex and sin were pretty much synonymous for a large part of medieval (and pre-medieval?) Christendom. I'd suspect that as the prime motivator of this doctrine which as far as I can see is entirely motivated by doctrines rather than any 'historical' indications in the text.
Jun
17
awarded  Caucus
Jun
16
comment If the Ten Commandments say “thou shalt not kill” how can a Christian fight in a war?
I'm sympathetic to your viewpoint, but the "image Jesus was in the room... we all know" kind of negates the need for a Bible at all...
Jun
16
comment Why did Jesus question God on the cross?
@MarcGravell, I read that as meaning Jesus was consciously 'fulfilling' the prophecy by citing the Psalm.