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    The Missing Books of the Bible

    Whether one can reliably say that no human agenda can take the Holy Spirit from the Church is touchy at best; I think, at the very least, people can ignore what they're being told in favour of their own agendas. It's funny, because lately, we seem to assume that everything we are doing is guided...
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    Christianity - a pick and choose faith?

    Actually, BB, it was the only example of a "lapsed" practise that came readily to my mind when I wrote the post; I didn't choose it because I thought it was nasty or uncouth or something. I think you read more into it than was there to begin with; I certainly don't have an axe to grind with...
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    Whose Dna did Jesus have?

    It's probably pointless to speculate; G-d did it. G-d can do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. So I'd go with "God put anything needed into Mary's womb." Then I'd leave it alone.
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    Anglican Church - time to split?

    It's not really similar to women's ordination. Women's ordination is a matter of discipline. In the likes of Phoebe, Priscilla, and more likely than not Mary of Migdala we find examples of women leading congregations of the early church. Women were ordained to holy orders, at least to the order...
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    Does Jesus need Creationism?

    I'm going to side with BB here, and second his "puh-leeeze!" Whether Adam existed exactly as detailed in Genesis is irrelevant. A man existed, a woman existed. They were separated from G-d. That's that. G-d can do whatever G-d wants to do, however G-d wants to do it. Unless G-d came down and...
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    The Missing Books of the Bible

    If you want to get technical, nothing is missing from the New Testament. It was canonized by the bishops of the early Church, and presumably closed afterwords. A mention of other gospels or epistles doesn't mean that they are, or ever were, a part of the New Testament. I'm of the opinion that...
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    Christianity - a pick and choose faith?

    Most of what is "picked and chosen" is in the "Old Testament." It's pretty clear that all 613 mitzvot of the TANAKH are not binding upon Christians; we can eat pork and other foods, we can wear mixed fabrics, and do many other things that Jews, to this day, are still not supposed to be doing...
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    Jesus tempted in every way?

    Christ was a paradox. He was human and yet sinless; he was human and yet divine. We know that he had human impulses, as evidenced partially by his whithering of the fig tree, but I think it's a mistake to try and define too closely just how he was God and man. The truth of the matter is that the...
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    Anglican Church - time to split?

    Reasonable? Simply put, absolutely not; it is in no way reasonable to split so that Anglican Christianity can be re-defined to suit absolutely everyone's needs. The decision to consecrate a homosexual man in a sexually active relationship was momentous to be sure, and highly unilateral. It...
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    How much did Jesus know he was God?

    How much did Jesus know he was G-d? It's an interesting question and one that is debated amongst theologians in many Apostolic churches. I haven't seen as much open debate in non-Apostolic protestant churches on the subject, but that doesn't mean it isn't there. Many believe that Christ...
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    Wicca: traditional origins?

    Rome has a bug up its arse about the Pope being the end-all of Bishops in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church. They like to conveniently ignore centuries of councilar and collegial tradition to give their own Pope more authority than he really has; the Pope is the undisputed head of...
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    Wicca: traditional origins?

    I don't know if I would say that Roman-Rite catholicism arose directly from the early church, but rather it arose after "Christianity" underwent a couple centuries of evolution and change. Some people tend to view the early church as a homogenized group of believers with extant creeds and...
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