chrysgeorge

chrysgeorge

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1 year ago @ Network for Church Mon... - Holy Horrors: Religiou... · 0 replies · +1 points

a. This is significant, as Eastern Orthodox is the second-largest Christian denomination on the planet.

Ca. 1100 CE; the Jerusalem Orthodox See's Archbishop Simeon II (1084–1106) did not approve of the Roman Catholic Church's Crusades, though the Latin Church said purpose is to protect the Palestine Christians. Compared to the Latin and Protestant Churches, Orthodoxy in history seems not to have started wide wars. The presbyters are married; the church is council-democratic in nature, compared to Papal infallibility.

b. It was a Puritan Christian governor of Massachusetts Colony, clear-eyed, who ordered an end to the Salem Witch Trials.

1 year ago @ Network for Church Mon... - Scientists Establish A... · 0 replies · 0 points

Yes; mainline theist, here.

Ken | steal away northern KY tax bonds for the Ark Encounter | Ham; Ken | does not admit Bill Nye the Science Guy is clear debate-winner | Ham.

1 year ago @ Network for Church Mon... - Scientists Establish A... · 0 replies · -1 points

That's liberal professor, not unbiased, stuff; I can fairly say that, as an old-Earth creationist who calls out yEc.

1 year ago @ Network for Church Mon... - Retired priest: ‘Hel... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes; outside U.S. evangelical Protestantism, today's biblical exegesis. (There is no fiery Hell.)

a. In the mainline Protestant Churches—the slim majority within the nation, old-Earth creationism, btw—there is not a fiery Hell. Pascal's Wager is "so 1600s," an outdated idiom.

b. The (Genesis) Talking Serpent or a Devil personified is an allegory, to “The evil that is in the world;” institutional disorder, dysfunction.[Gerhard von Rad]

2 years ago @ Network for Church Mon... - Religion has done litt... · 0 replies · +1 points

Not to promote a Christian denomination; a send of some facts

Said in the 325 Nicene Creed. The original church—today's Orthodox Church—is catholic, lower-case 'c,' a fancy word for universal; open to all, to include those with same-sex attraction.

Ca. 1200 CE; the Jerusalem-Palestinian Orthodox See’s Archbishop did not approve of the Roman Catholic Church’s Crusades, though the Latin Church said purpose is to protect the Palestinian Christians. Compared to the Latin and Protestant Churches, Orthodoxy in history seems not to have started wars.

It is problematic going against the original Church’s married-presbyters tenant. The celibate priests question; there are married Orthodox priests.

The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second largest denomination on the planet.

Greek Orthodox Archbishop Iakovos (James), with DrMLKJr | https://youtu.be/qalVO2_NRuY.

3 years ago @ Network for Church Mon... - It’s Time to Start C... · 0 replies · +1 points

I somewhat agree_Says this theist.

Outside U.S. evangelical Protestantism, and Islam:

Mainline Christianity, and a camp within Catholicism and Orthodoxy since the 1940s – accepting that religious teachings about Creation, the book of Genesis, and scientific theories of Darwinian evolution need not contradict each other. Genesis and evolution are compatible; I think that young-Earth creationism is a slippery slope to anthropogenic global warming skepticism, where in turn the instruction to youth. E.g. the Ark Encounter.

3 years ago @ Network for Church Mon... - You Need To Consider T... · 0 replies · +1 points

To be a little snarky, with these uppercase proper nouns.

The First Fruits of the resurrection; the Lord of the constellations, He the Word was with God-the uncaused First Cause at the Creation; the God–man, the Son, Who humbled Himself to nurse mother's milk like us.
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The lowercase 'g' – gods of Buddhism / Hinduism, the Ancient Greeks / Roman Mithraism, Jainism, the Norse pantheon, Shintoism, and animistic religions; or, a messiah in Judaism.

(quality classical, btw) The Norse mountain-thunder god, Thor; https://youtu.be/kLp_Hh6DKWc.

3 years ago @ Network for Church Mon... - You Need To Consider T... · 6 replies · +4 points

The 'Peanuts' cartoon is alluding to Christianity intramural debate; https://youtu.be/k1ST6lvGDMo.
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Well, "consider:"

(pre-empirical science; 'All Scripture is God-directed,' 2 Timothy 3:16) Job 26:7 New King James Version

7 He stretches out the north over empty space;
He hangs the Earth on nothing.

If Scripture got this right ergo I trust the Bible in, say, a Jesus Christ, the Lord of the constellations–, a He came down and nursed mother's milk (like us)–God.

Here, Job 26:7: ’e-reṣ, the Earth; in Genesis 13:12: bə-’e-reṣ, the land.
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Is it, of course the Bible teaches the correct shape of the Earth? Isaiah 40:22 says God sits above “the circle of the Earth” (the Hebrew word for “circle” can also mean a “sphere”). ’e-reṣ, the Earth.

Also, Luke 17:34-36 depicts Christ's Second Coming as happening while some are asleep at night, midnight-grinding grain, and others are working at daytime activities in the field—an indication of a rotating Earth, with day and night at the same time. (One can read that this is antipode to Israel, 12 hours away; say, Polynesia.)