Posts tagged “gabbin about god”

  1. Welcome back to Gabbin’ About God, in which Mallory uses her religious background to explain Christian-y things to Nicole. Most recently: Predestination. Mallory, can we talk about the false doctrine of transubstantiation, and the evolution of the concept? I've always thought it was weird that Jesus used metaphors CON-STANT-LY and this is the thing people decided was NOT a metaphor but a Real Exact Thing. And is consubstantiation just "yeah, you know, we're…

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  2. Welcome back to Gabbin' About God, in which Mallory uses her religious background to explain Christian-y things to Nicole. Most recently: the devil. Hi Mallory! Can you drop another knowledge bomb on me? Which Christian denominations believe in predestination, and which believe in free will? And, as a Protestant atheist who was raised Catholic (I know Catholics do the free will thing), how is predestination supposed to work? Why does anyone bother to…

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  3. Gabbin' About God, in which Mallory uses her religious background to explain things to Nicole, most recently featured atonement theory. Mallory, can we talk about the Devil today? I was thinking about the Old Scratch because of Scalia's constant need to advocate on his behalf, and I'd love to know a little more about how he fits into Christian theology. Why is God supposed to have created him in the first place,…

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  4. Welcome to Gabbin' About God, in which Mallory uses her religious background to explain things to Nicole. Mallory, can I ask you a dumb question about Jesus? Because you know a lot about Christian theology, and I was pretty into it for a few years before becoming non-religious, but I was High Anglican, so I'm more tea-cake-Evensong-y? Like, I'm super up on the Bible itself, but this is not really explained in the Bible.

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