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According to the Catholic Church is it offensive to dress as a Catholic priest and perform “communion”?

Context is everything. It's going to depend. A Catholic might be offended if someone dressed as a priest and acted out communion just for fun, or to ridicule the church. But doing it as part of ...
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How do Trinitarians who argue the 'ego eimi' at John 8:58 ought to be translated 'I AM' explain the lack of reactions to the same phrase?

The literal meaning of "ego eimi" is simply "I am" (Ego = I; eimi = am). It is not "I am he" or "I am the one" or so on. That is, the original Greek contains no ...
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How did theologians conclude that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit meant a refusal for repentance?

The task of a theologian is to bring together the many parts of scripture into a consistent whole. Passages may appear to be contradictory, at least on the surface, and so the theologian seeks an ...
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According to the Catholic Church is it offensive to dress as a Catholic priest and perform “communion”?

As a Catholic dad, I can tell you that it's not the worst thing in the world to let your kids "play Mass". It can help older siblings who serve at Mass know their parts better, it can help ...
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Is "God damn it" blasphemy?

Is “God damn it” blasphemy? The short answer is yes. The fourth commandment prohibits taking God's name in vain, that is to say using his name in a light or frivolous manner rather than giving proper ...
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According to Trinitarians, if Jesus was saying things that clearly made Him out to be God, why didn't Caiaphas mention it at Jesus' trial?

A simple statement, like “I am God” is unambiguous. Had Jesus ever uttered those three words in front of witnesses while on earth, he would have been instantly stoned to death by outraged Jews who ...
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According to Reformed theology, is teaching a false Trinitarian concept considered blasphemy?

These are only limited or weak examples of analogy for Trinity. They are not called as heresy by scholars. Trinity is accepted as mystery by vast majority when it comes to rational explanation. We too ...
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Is literary symbolism blasphemy?

Is literary symbolism blasphemy? The short answer is no. A Christ figure is a legitimate manner of expression, as long as the author makes no claim that the literary figure is indeed Christ in person, ...
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How did theologians conclude that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit meant a refusal for repentance?

The real sin of blasphemy against the Spirit is often misunderstood. The word "blasphemy" evokes thoughts of railing, cursing, profanities, or sacrilegious talk. At least, this is what the ...
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Why are the offenses against Blessed Virgin Mary are called blasphemies instead of sin?

Why are the offenses against Blessed Virgin Mary are called blasphemies instead of sin? Blasphemies touch that which is sacred, and the Most Holy Virgin Mary is the Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ. ...
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Why are the offenses against Blessed Virgin Mary are called blasphemies instead of sin?

Because blasphemy can relate to that which is very sacred to God also, as it is written: Revelation 13:6 (DRB) And he opened his mouth unto blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name, and his ...
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How did the early Christians and Apostles Get into the temple? Shouldn't they have been stoned by the Jews for preaching Jesus as God?

Insufficient Authority This answer sheds light on the question: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/5558/in-the-time-of-jesus-were-the-jewish-authorities-allowed-to-execute The Jews were ...
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According to Trinitarians, if Jesus was saying things that clearly made Him out to be God, why didn't Caiaphas mention it at Jesus' trial?

No true disciple would testify against Jesus in order to have him crucified. True disciples would rather die. The whole 'trial' was a mockery of justice and unlawful. No ethical person, never mind ...
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According to the Catholic Church is it offensive to dress as a Catholic priest and perform “communion”?

I am answering as a non-denominational Christian with Catholic relatives. It is not the business of Christians to judge non-believers (1 Corinthians 5:12), but I would find the imitation of Communion ...
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According to the Catholic Church is it offensive to dress as a Catholic priest and perform “communion”?

As a (traditional) Catholic, I would be offended if someone mimicked a Mass (or any other Catholic practice) for ridicule. I would be even more offended if someone pretended to celebrate a Mass with ...
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When did the practice of tearing one's own garments start among the Jews?

Genesis 37:29 (NIV): 29 When Reuben returned to the cistern and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes. This is the earliest mention I can find among the descendants of Abraham. ...
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If Jesus is not God according to Jehovah’s Witnesses, why was He accused of blasphemy?

The Jehovah's Witnesses have published in their literature their explanation - that the religious leaders who accused him of trying to make himself God misunderstood. In their New World Translation of ...
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What are the 5 blaphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary?

The 5 blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary (given by Our Lady of Fatima to Sister Lucy, May 29 or 30, 1930): Blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception. Blasphemies against Her [...
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Are brief blasphemous deliberate thoughts a mortal sin according to Catholicism?

Mortal sin (from mors = death) forfeits sanctifying grace and is the supernatural death of the soul. St. Augustine defines it as "something said, done or desired contrary to the eternal law." To be a ...
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If Jesus is not God according to Jehovah’s Witnesses, why was He accused of blasphemy?

Jesus was accused of blasphemy by the Jews because they wrongly leaped to the conclusion that saying “I am the Son of God” was the same as saying “I am God”. How did Jesus respond to this erroneous ...
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If Jesus is not God according to Jehovah’s Witnesses, why was He accused of blasphemy?

Jehovahs Witnesses would most like interpret him being only the Son of God and not God the Son as well Matthew 26:63-64 -- The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: ...
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How did the early Christians and Apostles Get into the temple? Shouldn't they have been stoned by the Jews for preaching Jesus as God?

Christians who were Jews got into the temple by walking through the gates. Jewish men (who were circumcised), Jewish women and even Gentiles had their own areas within the temple where they were ...
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How did the early Christians and Apostles Get into the temple? Shouldn't they have been stoned by the Jews for preaching Jesus as God?

Simply reading through the four gospel accounts and Acts gives a very clear picture indeed of a time of transition, a time of further revelation, a time of in-gathering, a time of fulfilled prophecy, ...
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Are jokes like those listed here blasphemous, according to Catholicism?

Why are some religiously toned jokes to be considered blasphemous, while others are not? The short answer is that it would depend on the circumstances! Before going on with this post, I would just ...
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Why is blasphemy against the Son or Father forgiven but blasphemy against the Spirit isn't forgiven?

Fr. Cornelius à Lapide commentates on this verse: Lastly, theologians—and from them, catechists—out of various expositions of S. Augustine, collect six sins against the Holy Ghost; namely, ...
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How did the early Christians and Apostles Get into the temple? Shouldn't they have been stoned by the Jews for preaching Jesus as God?

In Acts chapters 3 and 4 we have a record of Peter's early preaching within the temple courts after a lame beggar was healed in Jesus' name: And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of ...
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According to the Catholic Church is it offensive to dress as a Catholic priest and perform “communion”?

It depends on a lot of things: Not Catholic Christians would mostly not find it offensive, since they do not participate in this ritual (could even have huge theological problems with how communion ...
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According to the Catholic Church is it offensive to dress as a Catholic priest and perform “communion”?

This is how Japanese Tea Ceremony started, as a way of hiding Christians from persecution. In medieval Japan, after the shogunate banned Western visitors, they also banned the Christian religion after ...
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According to Trinitarians, if Jesus was saying things that clearly made Him out to be God, why didn't Caiaphas mention it at Jesus' trial?

Obviously we can't be certain of the motivations of people who died 2000 years ago, but we can do some speculation. The Sanhedrin probably didn't want to get into the question of whether Jesus was ...
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According to the Catholic Church is it offensive to dress as a Catholic priest and perform “communion”?

I don't think Alec Guinness, Mark Williams, Tom Bosley, or Christopher Reeve were ordained priests. I've never heard of any criticism from the religious community being applied to actors playing ...
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