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    [–] Sister chooses not to believe in God because of quantum physics. What should I do? kjdtkd 4 points ago in Catholicism

    Is she someone who actually knows something about quantum physics or someone who just picks the smartest sounding thing they can think of and claim it proves them correct?

    [–] Do Animals go to heaven ? kjdtkd 4 points ago in Catholicism

    Heaven isnt a place. Its an experience that only occurs in rational beings. Animals are not rational beings. Therefore rhe question makes no sense

    [–] If the ability to reason and choose sets us apart from animals, why are there intellectual differences among humans? kjdtkd 2 points ago in Catholicism

    Is it still a match? If yes then the capacity exists. If no, then it doesn’t because it isn’t a match. The capacity to light just is what makes a match a match instead of a stick, and the capacity to reason just is what makes a human a human rather than any other animal. This is called the specific difference.

    Of course external causes can take the matter that makes up a match and remove the capacity for it to light. In doing so, however, they make it not a match anymore. Similarly, of course an external force can take a person and remove their capacity to reason. We call this killing them.

    [–] If the ability to reason and choose sets us apart from animals, why are there intellectual differences among humans? kjdtkd 2 points ago in Catholicism

    No, the capacity still exists. It’s innate to the nature of the match. It’s ability to be actualized, however, has been compromised by external causes.

    [–] Why does the Catholic Church care so much what others do in their personal life if it doesn't harm others? kjdtkd 14 points ago in Catholicism

    Because homosexual actions are contrary to human nature. As such, acting upon them corrupts our own nature. I don’t know of a better definition of “harm”.

    All men have free will. God didn’t make anyone commit homosexual actions.

    [–] Why does the Catholic Church care so much what others do in their personal life if it doesn't harm others? kjdtkd 4 points ago in Catholicism

    By any standard of thought in which doing bad things makes you a bad person, yes they do. All of those things are contrary to human nature in either its primary or secondary characteristics, and thus corrupt your being.

    [–] If the ability to reason and choose sets us apart from animals, why are there intellectual differences among humans? kjdtkd 1 points ago in Catholicism

    In this life maybe. Then again, there are answers that are beyond all of us in this life. After death, however, all of our physical inhibitions will be stripped away.

    [–] If the ability to reason and choose sets us apart from animals, why are there intellectual differences among humans? kjdtkd 0 points ago in Catholicism

    The size and health of the frontal lobe is exactly one of the biological factors I mentioned that impact the ability to actualize the capacity for reason.

    [–] If the ability to reason and choose sets us apart from animals, why are there intellectual differences among humans? kjdtkd 2 points ago in Catholicism

    Because there are external causes preventing said capacity from being actualized. Matches have the capacity to start a fire, but if you are underwater, then that capacity can never be actualized.

    [–] If the ability to reason and choose sets us apart from animals, why are there intellectual differences among humans? kjdtkd 8 points ago in Catholicism

    You are confusing capacity and capacity that has been actualized. They have exactly the same capacity. They just are not able to actualize it to the same degree as others might be.

    [–] My parish doesn't offer communion wine kjdtkd 12 points ago in Catholicism

    Yes, and he gave both fully in both the appearance of bread and wine.

    [–] If the ability to reason and choose sets us apart from animals, why are there intellectual differences among humans? kjdtkd 17 points ago in Catholicism

    Being human, they have the exact same capacity to reason as everyone else. Some people may, through various biological, educational, or social factors, be able to actual use that capacity to a greater or lesser degree, but the capacity itself exists in all humans.

    [–] Is the 50-30-20 rule still realistic these days? kjdtkd 5 points ago in personalfinance

    It’s always exciting getting to redesign a budget!

    [–] Is the 50-30-20 rule still realistic these days? kjdtkd 7 points ago in personalfinance

    Right, you are doing that for your savings rate, but not for your calculation of the 50/30/20 rule. The “100%” of the 50/30/20 rule should be your “A” above. So the question is, what is your rent as a percentage of A? Surely not 50%.

    [–] Is the 50-30-20 rule still realistic these days? kjdtkd 4 points ago in personalfinance

    If your counting your 401k in your savings rate, you should also be counting it in your take home rate. Otherwise it isn’t an apples to apples comparison.

    [–] Christianity's justice problem kjdtkd 1 points ago in Catholicism

    It seems to me that this would not be grave matter, whatever else it might be.

    [–] Christianity's justice problem kjdtkd 2 points ago in Catholicism

    Person A will go to heaven only after having suffered the just punishment for all of their sins through purgation or through perfect contrition with the indulgence of the Church. Person B goes to hell for willfully refusing to follow God’s command. No this isn’t fair. Fairness would be if both people went to hell purely for the Original sin on their heart and no sins were forgiven. Yes this is just. God, as the creator of all things, may offer salvation to whomever he wishes, and he offers it to both people. Person A accepts it. Person B rejects it.