Alimantado

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  1. Alimantado added a post in a topic: ISIS academics   

    In a way, though, it just reminds me of what the reformers did in the UK. Historians reckon that from the dissolution of the monasteries through the reign of Edward VI, almost all religious artwork of any kind was destroyed: essentially anything decorative but including paintings, music and books, statues and shrines, even graves, and most of the large libraries in the monasteries and universities were burned, including Oxford university library. They think that a good proportion of medieval paintings, works of English literature, and music were lost forever.
  2. Alimantado added a post in a topic: Happy Birthday Happy Christian   

    Happy Birthday!
  3. Alimantado added a post in a topic: Way Of Life - Friday Church News, Volume 16, Issue 7   

     
    Amen. And it's funny how selective folks' scepticism can be--sure I'm guilty of that too.
  4. Alimantado added a post in a topic: Better And Better   

     
    Not so sure about that. I've met plenty of dogs who apparently haven't been able to tell the difference between a lady dog and my leg.
  5. Alimantado added a post in a topic: Voting Rights Of 1,015 Uk Prisoners Were Breached, Strasbourg Rules   

     
    Don't know about the US but in UK you don't get to elect the judiciary. Separation of powers and all that. And no politician would offer a kind of penal reform on their election manifesto that would appeal only to and be only for prisoners.
  6. Alimantado added a post in a topic: Voting Rights Of 1,015 Uk Prisoners Were Breached, Strasbourg Rules   

     
    I was responding to Cov, not you, Invicta. The thread moved on--it happens.
     
    But if you want to go back to the OP, I'd challenge your assertion that just because many folk on the continent are nominally Catholic that therefore all the national governments are in thrall to the pope.
  7. Alimantado added a post in a topic: Voting Rights Of 1,015 Uk Prisoners Were Breached, Strasbourg Rules   

     
    But unless we decide to shoot all criminals instead of imprisoning them then we must choose what they get to do and what they don't get to do. We don't deny prisoners opportunities to read and study, so why not give them the opportunity to vote. I'd flip it and make them vote--increase their terms if they didn't. Make them read the manifestos of all the major parties and have them show they understand the election process. It would be too expensive of course, but what a rehabilitation that would be. After all, I expect a lot of prisoners don't care to vote and have never voted.
  8. Alimantado added a post in a topic: Voting Rights Of 1,015 Uk Prisoners Were Breached, Strasbourg Rules   

    We chose what things to forfeit. For example we choose not to ban prisoners from reading. I think voting is one of those things they should get to keep.
  9. Alimantado added a post in a topic: The Cross And How Jews Perceive It: Sharing Messiah With The Jewish People   

    What parentage does a person have to have to be considered an ethnic Jew today? Is it just a Jewish mother or just a Jewish father, or necessarily both? I know I could look it up...
  10. Alimantado added a post in a topic: Hello From Georgia   

    Welcome, Potatochip! Church of God--is that Pentecostal?
  11. Alimantado added a post in a topic: Bruce Jenner...   

     
    Well just on that point I can have a bit of sympathy with the guy. My middle age spread seems to have endowed me with somewhat more feminine features on the upper torso that I don't recall having a few years ago.
  12. Alimantado added a post in a topic: Just How Many?   

     
    Hmmmm, I'm sure I've read a very similar short and all-encompassing statement somewhere very recently.
  13. Alimantado added a post in a topic: Just How Many?   

     
    That seems like a pretty short list to me--I think I agree with what it contains and what it is limited to. Just on this forum I've heard plenty of additional things stated as needing to be understood and believed in order to be saved. Some off the top of my head (just from this forum):
     
    --Doctrine of OSAS.
    -- OT / NT as innerant scripture.
    --Jesus' virgin birth.
    --Mature understanding of the Trinity.
    --Eternal conscious torment
     
    And although you say that your list contains only one item, GP, I suspect that this item is actually short-hand for a longer list.
  14. Alimantado added a post in a topic: Way Of Life - The Beatles   

     
    The stations said they were playing oldies, John, not ancients.
  15. Alimantado added a post in a topic: The Free Gift Of Salvation   

    Necropost of the week!

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