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9 years ago @ Thoughts of Francis Tu... - Christ - Our Only Care... · 0 replies · +1 points

T-Fan, if you die before me, I'd like to have one of your finger bones. ;-)

I've checked Koester (Introduction to the NT 2), Elliott (The Apocryphal NT), Evans (Ancient Texts), and Ehrman (Forgery & Counterforgery) -- all of those works deal with "apocryphal" works like this, and none of them even mention the Coptic materials.

9 years ago @ - Marketing agencies wil... · 0 replies · +3 points

I'm in the midst of a job search, and while a few Pittsburgh-based ad agencies are offering "social media" services, none of them (that I could find) even mentioned "marketing automation":

I believe it will be harder to be a provider of those kinds of services -- they're just so "intimate" to the organization -- working with data, understanding specific customer bases, interfacing with sales and MIS on a regular basis -- all of these things would be extremely hard to do on for an external agency.

9 years ago @ Thoughts of Francis Tu... - Pope John XX as the Te... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah, well, but infallibility wasn't defined back then, so any and all instances of infallibility will also be undefined. So you can't know when an infallible pronouncement will pop up!

9 years ago @ Thoughts of Francis Tu... - New Roman Catholic Pop... · 0 replies · +1 points

By the way, I saw this photo of DA floating around Facebook the other day.

9 years ago @ Thoughts of Francis Tu... - New Roman Catholic Pop... · 0 replies · +1 points

Not sure yet whether its Assissi or Xavier. Probably Xavier, given that he is a Jesuit.

9 years ago @ Logos & Muse - JOHN BUGAY AND THE WCF... · 2 replies · +1 points

Except that it begs a ques­tion that Bugay never–not once–addresses: How is it, then, that there exist so many com­pet­ing inter­pre­ta­tions of Scrip­ture? They can’t all be right.

Actually, you beg the question that "competing interpretations of Scripture" are not to be expected. Adam heard God in an unmediated fashion, and yet Eve still "misinterpreted", as I've written here. As Beale continues through this story, with God essentially providing the same information to Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the tribes of Israel, Moses, etc., all come up with "different interpretations". Rather than think this is some kind of scandal, you ought to find it "to be expected".

And no, not all of them were "right". But once you step outside of Rome's insular and quite convoluted explanation of why it is "right", its doctrines conflicts with Scripture and with each other quite egregiously.

9 years ago @ Thoughts of Francis Tu... - For those in the Roman... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi T-Fan, this is an interesting observation in light of this document, which says, among other things:

Why do the texts of the Council and those of the Magisterium since the Council not use the title of “Church” with regard to those Christian Communities born out of the Reformation of the sixteenth century?

According to Catholic doctrine, these Communities do not enjoy apostolic succession in the sacrament of Orders, and are, therefore, deprived of a constitutive element of the Church. These ecclesial Communities which, specifically because of the absence of the sacramental priesthood, have not preserved the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic Mystery cannot, according to Catholic doctrine, be called “Churches” in the proper sense.

So, is BXVI getting senile (his fingerprints are all over this document)? Or was it an innocent slip? Or are they thinking about caving on this?

9 years ago @ Thoughts of Francis Tu... - Pseudo-Kline Retransla... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks T-Fan, this was a helpful way of identifying one of the key issues.

9 years ago @ Thoughts of Francis Tu... - \"The\" Catholic Posit... · 0 replies · +2 points

Face it T-Fan, you just simply know Roman Catholicism better than these recent converts do!

10 years ago @ Thoughts of Francis Tu... - Still Trading on the L... · 0 replies · +1 points

I always wondered why the "infallible magisterium" was able to discern nonsense like this. Should be a slam-dunk for guys with their infallible charism.