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  1. There was a similar question. I have already explained that in the Forum: "without criticism" Grown-ups are usually critical and well advanced in age become more and more critical. That is why children learn foreign language faster even though their memory is not as good as the memory of a grown-up. Note:"childlike suggesting the favorable qualities such as innocence, guilelessness, trustfulness, etc and childish the unfavorable, as immaturity, foolishness, petulance, etc"(Webster's New World Dictionary College Edition. Toronto, Canada, 1953. In my text it was "trustfulness". This interpretation is academic and has not been rejected by linguists so far. In any case read it as "trustful", please.
  2. I already said it meant "without criticism" Grown-ups are usually critical and well advanced in age become more and more critical. That is why children learn foreign language faster even though their memory is not as good as the memory of a grown-up. Note:"childlike suggesting the favorable qualities such as innocence, guilelessness, trustfulness, etc and childish the unfavorable, as immaturity, foolishness, petulance, etc"(Webster's New World Dictionary College Edition. Toronto, Canada, 1953. In my text it was "trustfulness". This interpretation is academic and has not been rejected by linguists so far. In any case read it as "trustful", please.
  3. vlad

    If God created us perfect...

    In my opinion you can not be a Christian without Church. Church is not only a building. It is the people who as a rule are not saints but sinners eager to get rid of their sins. Even hermits first begin with communication with other Christians. As there is no telephone communication with God it is advisable to communicate with one's betters. I for one know many people better than me in every respect. Of course if you think there is not a person better than you (I mean morally and otherwise) then you need no other man. In the past there were saints to consult with. Some modern people may also become saints. Do you recognize saints? Do you know any people who are like saints? There are some.
  4. When I said as a child I mean without criticism. Just absorb and then think it over.
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    If God created us perfect...

    He did not make us as His copies or clones. So we can not be perfect especially with that free will we constantly misapply and misdirect. When we pray to God it is (I think) important to ask Him lead us and let us do what He wants. Wishful thinking is a direct symptom of drifting away from God. But how do we make sure we are on the right track? That is where we need church and preachers.
  6. If I understand you right some people while reading the Bible are not reading it with their hearts like children but prefer to make it a science concentrating on some meticulous details drifting away from the message. They remind me the scribes who were particular about the letter and neglected the sense.
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    Fear and Trembling IS Repentance

    Right sick people. It is not a sin as a rule. Say if a person is a heavy mental case and commits a crime it is not a sin either.
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    Fear and Trembling IS Repentance

    Legalism is just a catch-word. As for sins you try and try not to sin and the main instrument is repentance and asking God through the Lord's prayer and otherwise to give you more strength . You are good enough finally with God's help.
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    Fear and Trembling IS Repentance

    I agree with you. Every human has a free will. It is never taken away from anyone. That is why I think it takes a lot of effort to continue to be a Christian. It is so easy to drift away from God. There are pitfalls everywhere. Sometimes it is really a good seed that perishes as it is overgrown with weeds
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    How Language Shapes Understanding

    The main senses, and the message are the same in different languages and that is important. The difference is usually created by people if they are that way even in the same language. It all depends on what you want.
  11. vlad

    Sin

    Hi, You say: "why does it seem we put a measure to sin when God doesn't he sees them all the same in His eyes." Did God tell you this? I would not be sure about that even though most people are and ready to quote the Scripture. The point is that God is unsearchable. You can not corner God even with quotation from the Scripture. He is a living God and there are many instances in the Bible when He makes decisions. He is not a program and if He makes a sudden decision about human beings, who will be against it? I suppose that apart from punishment there will be billions of disappointments when people are judged. You are more safe if you fearful. There is a notion of deadly sins and in some churches there is a gradation of sins. This is an open question. I only know that if you change churches you do not change things as they are in Heaven. I always reserve from saying anything for God Himself. As for salvation it is possible but it is not guaranteed whatever you are thinking about yourself. A person who is too sure may be punished for his pride.
  12. I am lucky I did not have to spay cats. There is a place here where many cats are like stray cats. I have been feeding them for many years and there is no overpopulation so far. Some die some go some stay. I have noticed that it is more or less automatic in nature when humans do not interfere. There are stray cats, feral cats but the epidemic mostly comes from mice, squirrels and foxes. These are left alone as they do not know how to control their numbers.
  13. Well, a pussy cat can be sterilized after the first or the second litter. As for tom cats they are castrated. Men are not castrated. That is the difference. They should leave at least tom cats alone. I am worried because in some countries of Europe all tomcats ate castrated and if a normal tomcat is found outside its home in the streets the fine is several thousand Euros. The tendency is to castrate all of them. Only the licensed breeders are allowed to sell cats (castrated ones). What begins with animals in good time may end up with human beings
  14. For thousands of years cats were with people and there were principles of mutual “respect”. In the 21 century the rules were suddenly broken and cats are neutered everywhere. Acting God for egoistic purpose is no good. Better no pet than a neutered cat. I think it is a sin.
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    Would being Catholic keep one from being saved?

    I am not a Catholic. I love Catholics as brothers. Do you love Catholics?
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