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I like to make programs and devices smarter and easier to use. I experiment with new, brilliant interface concepts, data structures, and algorithms. I'm a programmer, web developer, and a Mormon.


Apr
25
comment Why did Christ need to be the first person to be resurrected?
Welcome to Christianity.SE! This is a good first answer, but could you cite some sources to back it up or for further reading? Also, even though the question isn't currently clear about why, it is tagged lds, and this answer doesn't cover the LDS perspective specifically. It might be something to consider.
Apr
14
comment How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
@ThomasShields It's about an application of the Christian doctrine of the gift of tongues in a specific denomination, which is definitely on-topic for this site.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
... not out of censure or censoring, but for respect. @Caleb A fair disagreement, to be sure, but I do not agree with your statement, "A good question may garner no good answers if it actually comes to that." -- In all my relatively limited experience on Stack Exchange, the best questions always have answers which can be up-voted for good, reliable sources, and "accepted" because it is the correct and authoritative answer to that individual inquiry. For what the asker is looking for here, no answers will be able to sufficiently meet those standards.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
Just so you know, it's disingenuous for the temple ceremony to be quoted outside the temple regardless of specifically which covenants are made. Any source which does this is not authoritative and is not a good fit for this site.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
@Narnian It's understandable if you didn't know that these are not discussed outside the temple since you are not LDS. As such, you've been informed and now you know. Has any honest Mormon ever shown you the garment? I doubt it, because it's sacred. And no one is threatening you. In fact, I personally do not disagree with you. But I do not think that you must be "subject to the most overly-sensitive person" to be respectful. The LDS website requests that these things not be discussed outside their temples‌​... (cont'd)
Apr
9
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
This content is highly sacred to Mormons. The content in this question is offensive if discussed outside of Latter-day Saint temples.
Apr
5
comment How many wives did Joseph Smith Jr. have in his lifetime?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is more about history than it is Christianity or Christian belief.
Apr
3
comment Do we have any proof? I'm worried
Look at some of the related questions on the side. This question as it currently is may get closed since we don't give personal advice here, but I think the scriptures basically say just keep the faith, regardless of what others say.
Apr
1
accepted How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
Mar
21
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
15
comment How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
Thanks @MatthewMoisen for the notify. @ GarrettJ: Ah, I see that now, and it does answer my appended question, so that suffices. Thanks for pointing that out!
Mar
15
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
14
comment How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
Thanks for the answer! Just so you know, I updated my post to include a question on the LDS belief about the gift of tongues. You're welcome to comment on that in your answer, or I'll still accept this as-is!
Mar
13
revised How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
Added gift of tongues question as an after-thought
Mar
13
comment How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
@TheFreemason It's not that it's superior to use "Elder "for missionaries or for them to travel in pairs, it's just a matter of fact: how or why. There's no "Mormons are better" here. I wish people would stop assuming Mormons think they are special.
Mar
13
comment How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
@TheFreemason This question is no different than other existing ones such as Why do Mormon missionaries travel in pairs? and Why do Mormons use the term "elder" for their missionaries? - to be continued...
Mar
13
comment How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
@Narnian Stop reading too much into this question; I'm not asking for a comparison. I'm looking for a clear, factual answer about the process of training Christian missionaries.
Mar
13
comment How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
@AffableGeek Maybe a couple of months, but the ones I've talked to didn't mention using software. @ TheFreemason I think so, since missionary work into every land is a Christian commission, it definitely has relevance.
Mar
13
asked How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?