16,089 reputation
871172
bio website
location Kansas City
age 38
visits member for 3 years, 1 month
seen yesterday

1d
awarded  Explainer
Sep
27
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
26
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
17
comment Why do Protestants allow contraception?
Hmm... I disagree. Non-abortifacient, chemical birth controls wouldn't necessarily cause abortion. However, they would also be less effective. Spermicide, for example, simply kills the sperm. It doesn't cause abortion, it simply prevents pregnancy.
Sep
11
comment Where does the concept of a “God-shaped hole” originate?
THat quote was the one I first posted. Apparently the community doesn't like misquotes.
Aug
23
awarded  Yearling
Aug
22
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
20
revised The Bible seems to allow polygamy. Why doesn't the church?
Added another great quote from that paper
Aug
20
comment Did Abraham, David and Solomon think having many wives was sin?
Your source: "Greek and Roman men were not allowed to be married to more than one wife at a time" substantiates the claim that Greco-Roman society influenced Christianity, not the other way around. Also: "Greco-Roman SIUM was preserved and gradually reinforced by the Christian church..." Also: "The true historical significance of Greco-Roman SIUM may well lie in its impact on the Christian tradition." Also: "[polygamy] betrays modern sensibilities and does not appear to be directly derived from earliest Christian doctrine". Thanks for the great source supporting my claims!
Aug
19
comment Did Abraham, David and Solomon think having many wives was sin?
@RBarryYoung I'd love to see some source backing that claim. Of course, Josephus said: "...for it is the ancient practice among us to have many wives at the same time." source. That was in reference to King Herod, who lived during Jesus's time. That seems to go directly against what you are saying.
Aug
18
comment Did Abraham, David and Solomon think having many wives was sin?
@user2956947 So... you believe that it's impossible to love more than one person at a time? Do you love both your mother and your father? Is it not possible to love both of them plus grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Yes, the love for each is different. But that does not mean it is diminished.
Aug
18
comment Did Abraham, David and Solomon think having many wives was sin?
@eliyah thanks. Even though it's solid and biblical, it's not exactly a popular belief.
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
4
accepted What do Southern Baptists believe about Predestination?
Aug
3
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
1
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
30
awarded  Informed
Jul
30
comment Where does the concept of a “God-shaped hole” originate?
I think you're reading the context into the text rather than reading the context from the text. The text does not necessarily imply a void or vacuum. While I have personally experienced this and agree that feeling the lack of God feels empty, I don't see that anywhere in the text.
Jul
30
comment A “version” of the bible with sentence structure written in English but retaining most of the original untranslated “nouns/verbs/adjectives”?
@Pacerier I bought the hard-copy of the Apostolic and it seems identical to the free PDF.
Jul
29
awarded  Nice Question