Have you read St. Athanasius "On the Incarnation"?
If you haven't, I would like to go through the theology behind this important piece of work with you. This can probably help answer your question in depth.
Yes, I've read it.…
@Tobit & @Joshua,
I'm struggling a bit with this issue for sometime, and Mina, being a scientist, is in a good position to help me.
Can we focus on this issue first and then your questions later?
I'm not sure if you are aware, but Mina doesn't …
I think this is a new strategy by H.H pope Tawadaros. Pope Shenouda didnt do this, and I admit, there was a lot (A LOT) of problems amongst priests in London, Paris & elsewhere because they had no Bishop. You could argue that the Pope was the Bi…
OK. I see what you mean by intelligent design. fair enough.
But if man did indeed evolve from other animals and was already destined to die, then there's a problem here:
If Adam and Eve sinned, then we inherit that corrupt nature. Hence, we in…
May God bless you abundantly for your time and effort in educating us. It befits me greatly that you are coming here from a scientific/medical background.
I've learnt quite a bit on tasbeha.org. The 1st thing i've learnt is that God created…
I believe in God, and hence I believe in the Devil. But God doesn't make any sense (the Christian God) if He didnt create us. If we evolved from other species, it puts into question the existence of Adam and Eve.
There may …
Evolution is scientific fact. Ask Minasoliman to give you the proof. You need to accept it as fact.
Why do you have a problem accepting this as scientific fact??
Name me ONE scientist that does not believe in Evolution of man from Apes?
Here's what you've written:
"...and when humanity was born,"
If you believe in evolution then Humanity is still being born. At what stage did we become humans? At what period in time did mankind become our species from apes?
"God was especia…
@Kahan, What you are saying is homologous to someone saying that Gravitional Theory is simply that: a theory. Its not proven. What I'm telling you is that evolution is scientific fact.
We've been through this in other discussions. On the contrary, …
Thanks again for your time and support.
I know we've been through this, but there are some points I need help on.
The questions that I need to have answered are:
a) If God created us in His own image, then at which point did He create us if…
How long is this process of divorce. I can't be in this relationship anymore. He left the house.what do I do? How do I get a divorce?
My heartfelt sympathy for hearing of your suffering.
Are you Coptic Orthodox? If so, the only permi…
Hang on Cyril,
You know, the aim of Sunday School is also to prepare us for a life with Christ. Its meant to be give us the tools and user guides on to assist us on this journey.
The problem is that the method of delivery isn't always great.
Maybe the objective of Sunday School is to simply make friends. No one I attended Sunday School since my childhood or youth is my friend today anyway.
Rehearsing Christmas Plays was not a spiritual exercise.
Learning how to chant Ezpasisty Allilos…
I attended Sunday School for most of my childhood and young adult life.
Some Sunday School teachers were good, some were boring. Ultimately, its a useful time to pose questions about the faith. Sure, at times, it becomes a massaging-of-ego of the Su…
He did not make Christianity the state religion. He made Christianity legal and ended the persecution. Big difference. It was Emperor Theodosius about a half century later who made Christianity the official religion of the state.
Well thank you fo…
Does anybody know when the Arian Emperor Constantine was admitted into the congregation of saints?
Maybe we should consider admitting General El-Sisi into the congregation of saints as well. Definitely a man of honor as opposed to Constantine's blo…
http://www.copticplace.com/coptic_languge/coptic.htmlNot sure if this is available in booklet format.
Wow.. that's the best Coptic Learning website i've seen. Thank you!
This is our language, we ought to learn this.
Lol, Mina, you sound as if we're at school bro and you're my science teacher.
"No. That's not what I asked".
Think out of the box ya doctor! My suggestion is great. He gets to read Coptic and see the language and understand the meaning. The tasbeha…
That's OK. I just hum the tune of Agios Athanatos Nai Nan when driving now.
What hymns do we sing during the Holy Communion.
I'm not sure if you've read the Philokalia, but the Jesus prayer is really really vital. Our Orthodox Chuch has t…
Khepra... is there anything wrong with your choice? The admin have moderated it. Did you by any chance suggest that we sing Agios Athanatos Nai Nan? I know the admins, being Orthodox, only like to sing that once a year.
i agree with all the above, and please also see a doctor, as i think you need professional help.
Excellent advice.But there are also good Christian councillors that you could see. There's something in you causing this and its most likely related to …
Let me add by saying that the fruit of hardships, through God's Grace is at the very least patience. That's true. But knowing God's personality, He is ABLE to change any bad situation into a good one. We even say during the liturgy: "You changed my …