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Damien the Leper

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  1. I'm not arguing with you. I did want to provide this link on the etymology of the term intelligence. There also is this lesson from the Hebrew University website. Just thought you might like the short reads.
  2. Religious liberty is no more important that the right to have freedom from religion. Legislating state or federal law from the pulpit is dangerous. Religious opinion on "proper" marriage has no place in legislation. Let religious people have the their religious ceremony that does not need to be recognized by secular government. "One Nation Under God" and "In God We Trust" are later additions and fabrications propagated by mid 20th century religious zealots and their "holy" Juggernaut.
  3. Your attempt at twisting Braun's position is telling. You stated that "literally" nobody is talking about banning interracial marriage. Using the terminology that Braun did by saying leave it up to the states to decide is precisely what you're attempting to say it isn't. The mental gymnastics of your response is tiresome.
  4. I don't believe the LDS church is in any way responsible for the shooting in CO. Does the church have a less than welcoming history toward LGBTQ? Absolutely. This is when it would seem more mature to simply disregard the source of the contention and move on with life. One of the best decisions I ever made was to stop caring about what the church taught on a subject that leadership may likely be very ignorant about. Violent metaphor is sometimes warranted, IMO. For example, and not to derail with heavy politics, listen to the lyrics of the song "The Great Divide" by the band Anti-Flag. In the context of the song and the social and economic climate of the US "fix your bayonets" seems appropriate. As for Holland's choice of words...reward him and his rhetoric with "muskets" on behalf of those whom he has a problem with. The sanctimonious ignorance with which he speaks should be treated as such or just outright and justifiably ignored. Just like the rest of us he's just a dude with a mouth and an opinion.
  5. Like using socialists and commies as well right? Let's maintain consistency.
  6. From you: Braun was brought up. You were wrong. There is a difference between what you said previously and what you say above. They are not the same argument.
  7. How about Mike Braun? I'll wait while you look him and his poor attempt to backtrack up.
  8. I completely agree with him. Either scenario is absolutely plausible. The hardliners in either direction will be the ones chomping at the bit. It is odd to me that theology attempts to construct a moral framework or compass by which others are to uphold and/or observe. Oh well. Not my monkey and not my circus.
  9. So much speculation about a class that hasn't even been taught yet. I anticipate, albeit reluctantly, that hackles will raise and familiar CARM style nuh-uh's will ensue.
  10. Dr. Daniel McClellan is offering an one hour class on the subject on January 19, 2023 from 7-8:30p. You can register http://dan-mcclellan.square.site
  11. The episcopacy and apostolic succession was never lost. Rod Bennett addresses this in his book The Apostasy that Wasn't. I have yet to read it yet as I'm currently reading From Apostles to Bishops by Francis Sullivan, S.J.
  12. This is from the Amazon description. The bold portion is absolutely essential to be understood. Perpetuating such misconceptions and lies is a serious pandemic.
  13. Thank you for explaining.
  14. My complaint was against @teddyawareand his highly misinformed ideas of what we Catholics believe about the Trinity or Godhead. Am I missing something?
  15. What is this movement? The only Remnant movement I know of is the RLDS split in Independence, MO.
  16. I don't understand how this is not understood by non-Catholics. The dual nature of Christ was one of the first teachings in RCIA. Teddy clearly hasn't read the Catechism or any other clear statements such as the Athanasian Creed: Source: Beginning Catholic
  17. Speaking of councils...when can we get Council of Trent 2.0?
  18. Just because your post is extensive, what fully constitutes Christian Nationalism from both a theological and non theological perspective? I've recently heard a certain Georgia and a Colorado woman determine their definitions.
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