Questions tagged [christianity]

Christianity is a religious belief, historically based on Jewish roots. The central tenet of this religion is the belief that Jesus is the Son of God.

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Can someone explain omnipotence to me?

My understanding and I assume most Christians believe that omnipotence means the ability to do anything, even the logically impossible things because we believe God transcends logic. Colossians 1:16 ...
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In which points do Neoplatonic ideas differ from Christianity?

I've been reading some topics about the influence of Neoplatonism in Christianity. Some topics I read said that, although Neoplatonic ideas influenced Christianity a lot, there are some divergence ...
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What is the difference between the Umma and the Ecclesia?

What is the difference between the Umma and the Ecclesia? I hope it's the place to ask theology questions. If it's not and that another forum does exist, I'll delete my questions, but I didn't find a ...
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How do Christians decide which biblical laws to retain and which to discard? [closed]

The Christian Bible contains a wide variety of laws and guidance covering a substantial range of topics. Modern Christians do not attempt to follow all of the laws and teaching. Some points are ...
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What is zen-hristianity?

I've heard about this in several places, but I can't understand how these two things can collocate with each other. These two philosophical systems are too different to be merged, aren't they?
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Is “practical atheism” really so different from “practical christianity?”

First time questioner here! Apologies if this is not specific enough/would better belong on a different StackExchange. If one takes a second to peruse any number of Christian apologetics books, the ...
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From ethical actions to ethical goals, from the Commandments/Beatitudes to the New Jerusalem? [closed]

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems (autonomous vehicles, autonomous decision support systems, autonomous humanoid robots etc.) are required to make ethical decisions and it is strong feature of the ...
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Overlap between Timaeus and original sin in Christianity

I just finished reading Timaeus by Plato (Desmond Lee translation). Overall, my impression is this text is based much more in mythology and religion than other dialogues by Plato that I've read. It ...
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What are the differences between Christianity, Gnosticism and Neo-Platonism during the time of Plotinus?

A. H. Armstrong writes in the introduction to his translation of the Enneads of Plotinus the following (Plotinus George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1953, p. 27): We may sum up the general philosophical ...
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In what ways were the philosophies of William James and Kierkegaard similar?

Especially with regards to the justification of having religious belief- were they both fideists?
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How can I reconcile my philosophy with my faith? [closed]

My philosophy holds the belief that freedom is one of the most important traits, and that when given the choice, without manipulation, a person will choose to do the right thing. Furthermore, that the ...
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“To what extent would society break down without a moral code?”

Okay so I'm new here and I hope that this will abide by the rules and everything that the site dictates about questions. The title of the page is a question I formulated for a school assignment. I ...
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Christianity and innocent victims [closed]

I'm taking a few statements from Christian belief: 1) Christianity does not advocate reincarnation. 2) The Christian God is the one true God/Saviour. 3) God loves all beings. So...if He is the one ...
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How consistent is Christian theology compared to Islamic and Buddhist theologies?

I'm not an expert on theology but I've heard that Christianity is filled with inconsistencies and incongruencies. My question, if this is the case, is whether this is normal for the major theologies ...
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Worshiping Jesus and saints

Mainstream Christians do not worship the Essence of God itself (may be because it is too impersonal and impossible to grasp for creature), but as it is eternally manifested in the Trinity. Even with ...
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If the bible says 'Thou shalt not judge' why do people judge LGBT lifestyle? [closed]

It's something that puzzles me. It's like the bible says one thing, but then many people turn it around and use it to bash other people with it. I've also seen so-called Christians make lies, and the ...
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Why Christianity did not evolve into “strict” monothiesm? [closed]

Answering Jewish / Muslim objections to their faith, Christians frequently appeals to historical research, which illustrates that existence of "semi-god" or godly king etc. was not a strange thing to ...
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Does God still know what He has forgotten?

The following is from the Christian text Hebrews 10:15-17: [my emphasis] 15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: 16 “This is the covenant I will make with them ...
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A simple way to explain the argument from efficient causes for the existence of god according to Aquinas? [closed]

According to Aquinas but not originally, I'm not exactly sure whose theory it was that Aquinas reworded.
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How common is the notion of God taking a break from work?

In Judeo-Christian tradition, the day when God finished creating the earth is the day of rest. “and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done. ” Does this idea appear in other ...
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Any contemporary/older philosophers who criticize the Christian concept of “preservation in the memory of others”? [closed]

I'm trying to sort out my ideas, so bear with me here if my questions is not abundantly clear. There's a Christian understanding that when one dies, only the body dies, therefore, the spirit remains, ...
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Is Augustin's love sermon 7 available online in Portuguese?

Many philosophers think highly of Augustin's Homily 7, on the First Epistle of John, as a moral philosophical consideration. Is there a Portuguese version available online?
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Are there any publications that attempt to give a formal ontological definition of the Christian Trinity?

Are there any publications in the field of Philosophy of Religion that have attempted to provide a formal ontological definition of the Christian God as portrayed by the doctrine of the Trinity? Take ...
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Are Christians more afraid of death? [closed]

This might be a better question for a psychology forum, but I'll try here first. I've observed many Christians who spend much of their lives talking about how they don't fear death because they know ...
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Assuming God is real, can the level of joy we desire exceed the amount He desires/can create? [closed]

Can we, in our best attempts, desire for a level of happiness above what an infinite God can provide us with in Heaven?

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