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Posts by armydoc

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  • Do Catholics and Muslims worship the same God?

    03/30/2015 3:38:20 AM PDT · 156 of 177
    armydoc to ebb tide

    Double negative aside, are you merely impeaching the source or are you disagreeing with Wiki’s definition? Regarding the CCC, it is an “official” product of the Magisterium as a whole.

  • Do Catholics and Muslims worship the same God?

    03/29/2015 6:40:03 PM PDT · 154 of 177
    armydoc to ebb tide
    In traditional Catholic theology, the term material heresy refers to an opinion that is objectively contradictory to the teachings of the Church, and as such heretical, but which is uttered by a person without the subjective knowledge of its being so. A person who holds a material heresy may therefore not be a "heretic" in the strict sense. Material heresy is distinguished from "formal heresy", i.e. a heretic opinion proposed deliberately by a person who is aware of its being against the doctrine of the Church.


    Appears to support my statement.
  • Do Catholics and Muslims worship the same God?

    03/29/2015 4:33:12 PM PDT · 151 of 177
    armydoc to ebb tide
    Material, not formal

    Meaning that you have determined that the Pope and the entire Magisterium are embracing heresy, albeit unknowingly. Meaning that you presume to have better spiritual discernment than the Pope and the entire Magisterium. I would suggest you ponder that for a while, Pope ebb tide.
  • Do Catholics and Muslims worship the same God?

    03/29/2015 11:31:01 AM PDT · 148 of 177
    armydoc to ebb tide

    If CCC 841 is heretical, and if the Pope embraces it (he does, as have his predecessors), would that not make him a heretic?

  • Do Catholics and Muslims worship the same God?

    03/29/2015 4:36:33 AM PDT · 144 of 177
    armydoc to ebb tide

    Are you a sedevacantist?

  • Do Catholics and Muslims worship the same God?

    03/28/2015 8:23:03 PM PDT · 136 of 177
    armydoc to ebb tide

    Because, in doing so, you have already left the “one true faith”

  • Do Catholics and Muslims worship the same God?

    03/28/2015 8:20:15 PM PDT · 135 of 177
    armydoc to ebb tide

    As you didn’t address the substance of my argument, I will assume you can’t. Also, as you are accusing the Catholic Magisterium of heresy, I will welcome you into Protestantism!

  • Do Catholics and Muslims worship the same God?

    03/28/2015 7:05:08 PM PDT · 132 of 177
    armydoc to ebb tide
    Nope. You just don’t understand the strict limitations of papal infallibility.

    I understand it perfectly well. Born and raised Catholic.

    What you don't seem to understand is that you, as a Catholic, are obligated to submit to the Authentic Magisterium of the Catholic Church, of which Papal infallibility is but a part, and an exceedingly rarely utilized one at that. Lumen Gentium explains it clearly:

    This religious submission of mind and will must be shown in a special way to the authentic Magisterium of the Roman Pontiff, even when he is not speaking ex cathedra; that is, it must be shown in such a way that his supreme Magisterium is acknowledged with reverence, the judgments made by him are sincerely adhered to, according to his manifest mind and will. His mind and will in the matter may be known either from the character of the documents, from his frequent repetition of the same doctrine, or from his manner of speaking.

    The CCC is the official teaching of the RCC, promulgated by the Magisterium. It has been upheld by multiple Popes. You are therefore to submit with mind and will. Or, admit you are not a Catholic and leave, as I did.
  • Do Catholics and Muslims worship the same God?

    03/28/2015 7:05:16 AM PDT · 96 of 177
    armydoc to ebb tide
    It’s not ex cathedra, so it not binding on anyone. The statement you highlighted is heresy

    What you have done, of course, is trade Your Own Personal Interpretation Of Scripture (YOPIOS) for Your Own Personal Interpretation Of Tradition (YOPOIT). The new Protestantism!
  • Sun setting on daylight saving time? States consider alternative to clock-changing ‘hassle’

    03/21/2015 6:31:26 PM PDT · 123 of 156
    armydoc to goldstategop

    Businesses and school districts are free to adjust their operating hours throughout the year as they see fit. No need to monkey with the standard.

  • OPINION: Gun violence is a health crisis

    03/12/2015 6:53:46 AM PDT · 30 of 58
    armydoc to E. Pluribus Unum
    Gun violence is a health crisis

    Then by all means we should make gun violence illegal!
  • What’s going on with this mugshot?

    03/01/2015 4:36:55 AM PST · 51 of 141
    armydoc to Slings and Arrows

    A broken or dislocated jaw might explain it.

  • Marines Surrender Weapons Before Yemen Evacuation

    02/11/2015 6:24:18 PM PST · 9 of 27
    armydoc to DugwayDuke

    BS, alright. 3 combat deployments since 2004. All of them utilized chartered civilian aircraft. Carried weapons each time.

  • Bakers Who Declined Service to Same-Sex Couple Found to Violate Anti-Discrimination Law

    02/10/2015 5:31:45 AM PST · 58 of 70
    armydoc to ThePatriotsFlag

    Might be satisfying to do it that way, but it is not the Christian way. Christians are to do their work unto the Lord, to the best of their ability. The best alternative I can see other than refuse to bake it at all is to have prominent signage stating something like “Notice: All proceeds received from the sale of cakes that celebrate homosexual unions will be donated to (insert homosexual reparative therapy ministry of choice). Thank you in advance for your support of this valuable ministry!” The homosexual clients would likewise be given a loud, enthusiastic “thank you” for their donation to the ministry at the time of purchase.

  • Justification: Process or One-Time Deal?

    02/01/2015 12:02:39 PM PST · 22 of 35
    armydoc to Biggirl
    "A reminder that conversion is an ongoing process.

    Conversion, no. Sanctification, yes.
  • Justification: Process or One-Time Deal?

    02/01/2015 7:06:36 AM PST · 11 of 35
    armydoc to ImaGraftedBranch
    "How could that be, if once saved always saved is right? No snarkiness please. It is a serious question."

    Scripture is replete with examples of people who expressed faith but later walked away. Witness Judas. As John said:

    "They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us" (1John 2:19)

    John was talking about those that made a good start- expressed faith, played the part. The fact that they didn't persevere proved that their conversion was not genuine.

    Reformed Christians prefer the term "Perseverance of the Saints" when discussing the issue of security of salvation. Those destined for salvation MUST persevere and WILL persevere. "Once saved always saved" is often thought of as a "get it of hell" ticket that one buys with a one- time expression of faith, disregarding the necessity of a life of faith.
  • GloZell, Agent Provocateur, Punks the Punk-In-Chief

    01/26/2015 8:33:12 AM PST · 6 of 12
    armydoc to ataDude
    I sure wish the author would learn the difference between “butt” and “but”. I have noticed this before.

    It is intentional. Look at the title of the blog.
  • Pope on Charlie Hebdo: There are limits to freedom of expression when faith is insulted

    01/15/2015 7:24:08 AM PST · 93 of 141
    armydoc to onedoug
    Apparently Elijah didn't get the memo:

    1Kings 18:25-29

    25 Then Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose for yourselves one bull and prepare it first, for you are many, and call upon the name of your god, but put no fire to it.” 26 And they took the bull that was given them, and they prepared it and called upon the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “O Baal, answer us!” But there was no voice, and no one answered. And they limped around the altar that they had made. 27 And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.” 28 And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them. 29 And as midday passed, they raved on until the time of the offering of the oblation, but there was no voice. No one answered; no one paid attention.
  • Coonan 1911 in .357 mag

    01/04/2015 6:15:38 PM PST · 12 of 41
    armydoc to driftdiver
    How is this much different then the .357 sig?

    From my limited research, the .357 Sig was developed to match the performance of .357 mag 125 gr. factory loads. The ballistics I have seen show that it comes close. With heavier bullets though, the mag pulls away in performance.
  • Coonan 1911 in .357 mag

    01/04/2015 5:48:42 PM PST · 1 of 41
  • Coming Egg Shortage Will Tax Family Budgets

    12/20/2014 7:09:50 PM PST · 14 of 111
    armydoc to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    I guess I picked a good time to acquire 14 laying hens last summer. The great aspect is that chickens are basically vultures- they eat everything. That means that every table scrap, stale leftover, venison trimming, Halloween pumpkin, etc gets turned into fresh eggs (and great fertilizer for the garden)

  • FDA weighs lifting ban on blood donations from gay men

    11/28/2014 2:16:12 PM PST · 43 of 70
    armydoc to 2ndDivisionVet
    "Store up your own blood if you know a surgery or procedure is coming and try to get relatives and friends to donate in an emergency.

    Autodonation- yes, absolutely

    Directed donation- not done anymore. Turns out friends and relatives can be less than candid when responding to screening questions when facing pressure to donate
  • Pope Francis to General Audience: "We will all meet in Heaven"

    11/27/2014 5:12:42 PM PST · 67 of 75
    armydoc to Arthur McGowan
    "The Catholic Church does NOT teach that the Pope is chosen by God. He is chosen by the College of Cardinals"

    The College of Cardinals is God's earthly means that He uses to choose the Pope, fulfilling His eternal decree. You would agree, I hope?

    "Prayers are offered by the Cardinals and by millions of people outside the Conclave for the selection of “the right man,” but there is NOTHING in the teaching of the Catholic Church that even suggests that the Cardinals’ choice is the subject of any special divine guidance or protection"

    As a reformed protestant, I believe that God uses my prayers to move His hand to accomplish His will. I don't believe that prayer is simply therapy for the person praying. I would be surprised if the Catholic Church believes otherwise.
  • The USCCB's Awful Immigration Statement

    11/24/2014 5:43:31 AM PST · 19 of 28
    armydoc to CdMGuy
    This Catholic says that except for a few exceptions, and we already know most of those, the rest of the Bishops/Archbishops/Cardinals are a bunch of left wing weenies. Many of them do not even adhere to the doctrines of the Catholic Church. Think Wuerl, think Dolan, think O’Malley, the latter of whom disgraced himself last Sunday on 60 Minutes. They are American versions of German Cardinal Kasper.

    Do you think that your characterization of these Church leaders as "a bunch of left wing weenies" might violate Canon 212?:

    In accord with the knowledge, competence, and preeminence that they possess, [the laity] have the right and even at times a duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters that pertain to the good of the Church, and they have a right to make their opinion known to the other Christian faithful with due regard for the integrity of faith and morals and reverence toward their pastors, and with consideration for the common good and the dignity of persons.

    JPII's thoughts on the matter:

    "Unity with the bishop is the essential and indispensable attitude of the faithful Catholic, for one cannot claim to be on the pope’s side without also standing by the bishops in communion with him. Nor can one claim to be with the bishop without standing by the head of the college."
  • Archdiocese reports roughly $9 million deficit; considering bankruptcy

    11/21/2014 6:39:10 AM PST · 15 of 37
    armydoc to .45 Long Colt

    Apparently the Universal Church doesn’t believe in Universal Debt.

  • Foot Surgery CANCELLED b/c I smoke 1 to 3 Cigs a Day. Damn!

    11/02/2014 7:26:00 AM PST · 188 of 211
    armydoc to lee martell
    If I was to respond from a self-serving perspective, I would urge you to keep on smoking. 90% of my business is smoking related and repeat customers are the norm. Carotids, AAA's, lower extremity arterial procedures, amputations to name a few.

    From a personal perspective, I would urge you to quit. No, not every smoker will have a smoking related complication. Not everyone who plays Russian Roulette will blow their brains out, either. Some will.
  • Highly-Rated D.C.-Area Hospital Turned Away Suspected Ebola Patient

    10/22/2014 6:32:07 PM PDT · 31 of 32
    armydoc to steve86

    Nope. Once the ambulance was on hospital property (actually within 250 yards of it), an MSE is mandated.

  • Highly-Rated D.C.-Area Hospital Turned Away Suspected Ebola Patient

    10/22/2014 3:29:47 AM PDT · 27 of 32
    armydoc to steve86
    Couldn't have been. She didn't need stabilization or much of anything else.

    EMTALA requires a Screening Medical Examination. By regulation, this cannot be done in the ambulance.
  • Highly-Rated D.C.-Area Hospital Turned Away Suspected Ebola Patient

    10/21/2014 12:04:19 PM PDT · 2 of 32
    armydoc to justlittleoleme

    EMTALA violation.

  • Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession

    09/01/2014 8:39:39 PM PDT · 46 of 91
    armydoc to Diana in Wisconsin
    Secondly, if you haven’t seen this coming, YOU are in charge of your HEALTH

    You go, girl. A couple of tips in that regard- You're going to need a good mirror set-up for the self-appendectomy, self-cholecystectomy, self-etc. There's an abundance of YouTube videos available to learn the basics of these procedures. Also- traction on the peritoneum causes significant pain and nausea. Pre-med accordingly. It's been done, though, so don't give up!
  • Lovers Of Ecumenicide Pretend Muslims Worship Our God - They DON'T!

    08/22/2014 5:26:06 AM PDT · 67 of 69
    armydoc to metmom
    The Trinity is presented in the OT

    Absolutely. Same God, OT and NT.

    Besides, I don’t recall anywhere in the NT where having your theological ducks lined up was a requirement for salvation.

    Not sure of your point. Are you saying Judaism is a saving faith?
  • Lovers Of Ecumenicide Pretend Muslims Worship Our God - They DON'T!

    08/22/2014 5:05:25 AM PDT · 66 of 69
    armydoc to boatbums
    So, even though they have not as a nation accepted Jesus as their Messiah, it nonetheless IS the same God (since He is the ONLY true God) that both Jews and Christians worship.

    Again, sorry but no. The same hermeneutic that makes us correctly conclude that Muslims don't worship God has to make us conclude that Jews don't either. To deny the Son is to deny the Father. Jesus made that perfectly clear in John 8.
  • Lovers Of Ecumenicide Pretend Muslims Worship Our God - They DON'T!

    08/21/2014 7:40:53 PM PDT · 59 of 69
    armydoc to metmom
    ...the Jews who DO worship the same God, the God of the OT

    Sorry, metmom. Scripture is very clear. The God of the OT is the same God of the NT. To deny the Son is to deny the Father. Jews do not worship the same God. The Trinity cannot be divided.
  • The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 3 [Limited Atonement]

    08/03/2014 6:33:17 AM PDT · 11 of 17
    armydoc to Petrosius
    And what would you think if it were revealed to you that you were not one of the chosen?

    First of all, this is an unrealistic hypothetical, as the state of anyone's election is God's businesses and His alone.

    Second, the non-elect would rejoice, as they are enemies of God prior to conversion (as are the elect).

    Finally, our human response to the doctrine is not the issue. When we try to make it the issue, we end up twisting scripture to align with our feelings. God owes us no apology or explanation for His sovereignty. As Paul explains in Romans 9:

    19One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?” 20But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ ”h 21Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use? 22What if God, although choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction? 23What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory— 24even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?
  • The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 3 [Limited Atonement]

    08/03/2014 3:39:18 AM PDT · 2 of 17
    armydoc to GonzoII
    Unless you are a universalist, you believe in limited atonement. Calvinists limit its target to a particular group of people, but believe its effect is unlimited (Christ gets what He pays for). Others promote an unlimited target but are forced to limit its effect.
  • The Anathemas of Rome

    06/23/2014 3:08:18 PM PDT · 84 of 152
    armydoc to steve86
    I am saying no such things. What I am saying is that a Catholic is obligated to accept all of the official teachings of the Magisterium. If you don't, you shouldn't call yourself a Catholic
  • The Anathemas of Rome

    06/23/2014 1:51:24 PM PDT · 80 of 152
    armydoc to steve86
    I unalterably believe the teachings that were in effect when I was born — that means probably 99.5% of the teachings in the current Magisterium.

    Not aware of any Catholic teaching that allows someone the option to discount any teachings promulgated since they were born. How do you choose which ones to believe? The authority of Pope Steve86? Sounds quite Protestant.
  • The Anathemas of Rome

    06/23/2014 1:32:26 PM PDT · 76 of 152
    armydoc to steve86
    If the question is directed to me: I'm undecided, but convinced that Vatican II (or its rotten fruits) served well the intentions of the devil.

    Do you really think you can call yourself Catholic and reject its official teachings? I found myself in the same position over 20 years ago- raised a Catholic but rejecting its teachings. I did the only honorable thing that could be done- admit that I wasn't a Catholic.
  • The Anathemas of Rome

    06/23/2014 1:07:11 PM PDT · 74 of 152
    armydoc to steve86; piusv
    Isn't that a Vatican II addition?

    You don't believe the teachings of V2 are valid? In particular Lumen Gentium, the "Dogmatic Constitution on the Church", a document promulgated by the Magesterium and affirmed by every pope since then? We have one thing in common- I don't hold to the teachings of V2 either. Then again, I know I'm not Catholic. Are you certain that you are? Perhaps you are a sedevacantist?
  • The Anathemas of Rome

    06/23/2014 10:20:59 AM PDT · 56 of 152
    armydoc to Salvation
    Ditto for protestants. Taking any biblical quote for truth should mean taking all biblical quotes for truth.

    Absolutely. Every passage has to be taken in the context of the entirety of scripture. Scripture interprets scripture. So, please don't keep using John 6 in isolation to support transub.
  • The Anathemas of Rome

    06/23/2014 10:14:29 AM PDT · 55 of 152
    armydoc to steve86
    Walk away from your theological errors and come join sister Salvation and the rest of us in the Catholic Church. There’s still time to save your soul.

    First of all, you seem to be assuming you know the state of my soul. According to your belief system, you can't even know the state of your own soul, much less mine.

    Second, you seem to assume that since I am not formally joined to the RCC, I am not saved. You may want to look at CCC #819 and Lumen Gentium ch 1, para 15.

    Finally, I will not presume to opine on the state of your soul but will pray that you are awakened to the errors of the RCC. In the mean time, keep up the good fight for the sanctity of life and traditional marriage, issues about which we can agree.
  • The Anathemas of Rome

    06/23/2014 9:49:00 AM PDT · 51 of 152
    armydoc to Salvation

    My apologies for the gender confusion. As far as the John passage, you and others repeatedly offer it as a standalone, “slam dunk” proof-text for transub. As such, you are obligated to take all of Christ’s words in the passage at face value, without qualification. If you’re not willing to do that, please be intellectually honest enough to admit that you can’t then turn around and use it to prove transub.

  • The Anathemas of Rome

    06/23/2014 9:00:01 AM PDT · 40 of 152
    armydoc to Salvation
    In worthiness, yes, which means the use of the Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation too. Initially a baby or an adult baptized has all their sins washes away, so that they may then receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist if they do not sin.

    Um, no. Either you take Christ at His word or you don't. Can't have it both ways, brother.
  • The Anathemas of Rome

    06/23/2014 7:59:21 AM PDT · 33 of 152
    armydoc to Bill W was a conservative
    I’ve never seen a Protestant rebuttal to John 6:51-58.

    See #29.
  • The Anathemas of Rome

    06/23/2014 7:55:49 AM PDT · 29 of 152
    armydoc to Salvation
    unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood,you do not have life within you.

    So, you believe taking the Eucharist is necessary for salvation?

    whoever eats this bread will live forever

    Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.

    So, you believe taking the Eucharist is sufficient for salvation?
  • The Coming Evangelical Divide

    06/19/2014 6:34:59 AM PDT · 102 of 128
    armydoc to Salvation
    What false teachings?

    To start, how about the teaching that Muslims and Catholics worship the same God?
  • Can someone explain this from the Catechism?

    06/02/2014 9:42:10 AM PDT · 180 of 192
    armydoc to RichardMoore
    Properly viewed the Muslims are christian heretics who deny the Divinity of Christ. But that does not mean that they worship the devil. On the contrary, they worship the one true God. their name for Him may differ from ours, and their understanding may differ from ours but there is only one God who has created everything from nothing. That said there is hope for everyone who is still alive to turn to Jesus who is the Son of God and not just another prophet.

    Absolutely false.

    1 John 2:23
    "Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also."

  • Working to free all Guantanamo prisoners’ tweet from account of released soldier’s father deleted

    06/01/2014 11:33:30 AM PDT · 17 of 43
    armydoc to Mrs. Frogjerk

    Obama has given the terrorists a useful bit of intelligence. The US will indeed negotiate with terrorists, and the going rate is 5 Gitmo detainees per US hostage. There will be 150 detainees left in Gitmo after this exchange. They are now incentivised to take at least 30 new hostages.

  • 9 Things You Should Know About John Calvin

    05/29/2014 5:56:26 AM PDT · 48 of 156
    armydoc to LukeL
    Of the five points of Calvinism (TULIP) I hold that Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, and Preservation of the Saints are Biblically based. Limited Atonement and Irresistible Grace are not

    Unless you are a universalist, you believe in limited atonement.
  • Abolish the Week! It’s unnatural. It’s unnecessary. Why the seven-day week has got to go.

    05/27/2014 11:40:15 AM PDT · 19 of 61
    armydoc to PapaNew
    What kind of nonsense is this? The week was instituted by God himself and goes back as far as recorded history, the Bible, in the first chapter of Genesis.

    It's exactly BECAUSE the 7 day week was a creation mandate that it is being opposed. Just like every other creation mandate.

    Gender roles
    subdue the earth