• How will breathing work in the New Jerusalem?

    Revelation 21:15 describes the city like a crystalline Borg cube, 1400 miles long, wide and tall. Most of our atmosphere is within 10 miles of the surface.
    Revelation 21:15 describes the city like a crystalline Borg cube, 1400 miles long, wide and tall. Most of our atmosphere is within 10 miles of the surface.
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • How much wiggle room do you give things that "must shortly come to pass" or "must soon take place?"?

    Five centuries? Two millennia? What's the cutoff? At what point can you no longer say 'soon' is a correct adverb?
    Five centuries? Two millennia? What's the cutoff? At what point can you no longer say 'soon' is a correct adverb?
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • Spiritually speaking, what are some more reliable platforms on the internet to discuss religion?

    I'm getting a bit tired of Yahoo's shoddy programming where all of the questions vanish daily.
    I'm getting a bit tired of Yahoo's shoddy programming where all of the questions vanish daily.
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 months ago
  • Do you think it is possible to choose what you believe?

    If you see me set two coins on a table, can you choose to believe I set only one and sincerely believe that was the case? Or, can you merely lie, saying I set only one, but you'd still believe it was two? Do you choose to believe something, or is it a passive result of your observations?
    If you see me set two coins on a table, can you choose to believe I set only one and sincerely believe that was the case? Or, can you merely lie, saying I set only one, but you'd still believe it was two? Do you choose to believe something, or is it a passive result of your observations?
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 months ago
  • Why would allowing priests to marry help the situation if there wasn't a rash of priests having consenting age-appropriate relationships?

    I've heard the argument that priests should be allowed to marry, but I don't fully understand it. It isn't as if raping children at any time was more acceptable than finding a consenting adult relationship, or even getting a hooker. If they were going to break rules, why didn't they break them in that way? Why are we to expect... show more
    I've heard the argument that priests should be allowed to marry, but I don't fully understand it. It isn't as if raping children at any time was more acceptable than finding a consenting adult relationship, or even getting a hooker. If they were going to break rules, why didn't they break them in that way? Why are we to expect allowing marriage would alleviate a problem if they were never tempted by consenting adult relationships in the first place?
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 months ago
  • Who is the most interesting god you think to be a myth?

    Do you find any story about a god or gods emotionally compelling or amusing, even if you don't believe them to be true?
    Do you find any story about a god or gods emotionally compelling or amusing, even if you don't believe them to be true?
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 months ago
  • Christians, is there any verse in the bible that you disagree with or believe is incorrect?

    If so, what is the objection and what is the verse?
    If so, what is the objection and what is the verse?
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 months ago
  • Is the will of Jesus the same as the will of the Father?

    Luke 22:42 (KJV) "Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done." How is it that the Father and Son are one if they have two separate wills?
    Luke 22:42 (KJV) "Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done." How is it that the Father and Son are one if they have two separate wills?
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 months ago
  • For Christians who think the serpent in Genesis is supposed to be Satan, does Satan currently have legs?

    Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
    Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 months ago
  • Why do Christians say the lion shall lay down with the lamb?

    I've seen a number of Christians claim this as prophecy, claiming to to be scripture. But, the closest verse I can find is Isaiah 11:6, saying the wolf will live with the lamb, and the lion shall eat hay. Does a verse saying lion and lamb shall lay also exist elsewhere? If not, how did this notion spread through Christianity?
    I've seen a number of Christians claim this as prophecy, claiming to to be scripture. But, the closest verse I can find is Isaiah 11:6, saying the wolf will live with the lamb, and the lion shall eat hay. Does a verse saying lion and lamb shall lay also exist elsewhere? If not, how did this notion spread through Christianity?
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 months ago
  • Do Christians believe that Trump's immigration policies fall in line with these biblical passages?

    Leviticus 19:34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. Exodus 22:2 Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt. Job 31:32 The alien has not lodged outside, For I have opened my doors to the traveler.
    Leviticus 19:34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. Exodus 22:2 Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt. Job 31:32 The alien has not lodged outside, For I have opened my doors to the traveler.
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 7 months ago
  • Do Christians believe that Trump's immigration policies fall in line with these biblical passages?

    Leviticus 19:34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. Exodus 22:2 Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt. Job 31:32 The alien has not lodged outside, For I have opened my doors to the traveler.
    Leviticus 19:34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. Exodus 22:2 Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt. Job 31:32 The alien has not lodged outside, For I have opened my doors to the traveler.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 months ago
  • How was Jesus supposed to be tempted by what he already had?

    When the devil is tempting Jesus, he offers him land. Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” If Jesus is God, and God is already the ruler of the universe, how is this temptation... show more
    When the devil is tempting Jesus, he offers him land. Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” If Jesus is God, and God is already the ruler of the universe, how is this temptation supposed to make sense? It seems akin to someone walking into your house and saying, bow down and worship me, and I shall give you the TV that you already own.
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 months ago
  • Why don't we see any instances of saints wandering around preaching after they have died anymore?

    Perhaps the most famous cephalophore (a saint who is generally depicted carrying his or her own head) is Denis, patron saint of Paris, who, according to the Golden Legend, miraculously preached with his head in his hands while journeying the seven miles from Montmartre to his burying place. Why is it that now, when most people have the ability to... show more
    Perhaps the most famous cephalophore (a saint who is generally depicted carrying his or her own head) is Denis, patron saint of Paris, who, according to the Golden Legend, miraculously preached with his head in his hands while journeying the seven miles from Montmartre to his burying place. Why is it that now, when most people have the ability to record video at their fingertips, we see no more instances of saints preaching after they have died? Granted, death by beheading isn't anywhere near as common. But, does the manner of death matter? Do you have to have been beheaded to wander around preaching after you have died?
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 months ago
  • If Genesis is an allegory, where does it stop being allegory?

    Genesis 5 lists a lineage from Adam to Noah. Genesis 11 continues on from Shem to Abraham. And for those that like to disregard the Old Testament, this is also echoed in the New Testament in Luke 3:23-8:52. If you say that the story of Adam and Eve is an allegory, with which person do you say it transitions back to reality, and for what reason?
    Genesis 5 lists a lineage from Adam to Noah. Genesis 11 continues on from Shem to Abraham. And for those that like to disregard the Old Testament, this is also echoed in the New Testament in Luke 3:23-8:52. If you say that the story of Adam and Eve is an allegory, with which person do you say it transitions back to reality, and for what reason?
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 months ago
  • Do you always care if the things you believe are true?

    The obvious knee-jerk reaction is that of course you'd want to know the truth. But, if you had a terminal disease, and had less than a year left to live, can you with absolute certainty say you would want to know? Would there be any appeal to you in not having that knowledge, in believing something more comfortable, like you probably had a... show more
    The obvious knee-jerk reaction is that of course you'd want to know the truth. But, if you had a terminal disease, and had less than a year left to live, can you with absolute certainty say you would want to know? Would there be any appeal to you in not having that knowledge, in believing something more comfortable, like you probably had a long life ahead of you?
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 months ago