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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.


Feb
16
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
15
comment Are LDS church manuals considered to be the words of God?
See this question: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/8551/…
Feb
15
comment Why was the gift of the Holy Ghost not operative during Christ's mortal ministry according to LDS doctrine?
Not likely, as the Bible Dictionary was written in the latter days. And only about 30 years ago, at that.
Feb
15
comment Are the apostles the final authority on interpreting the scriptures in the LDS church and how can I get their interpretations of specific passages?
@curiousdannii Okay, but I still think the edits were improvements.
Feb
15
comment Are the apostles the final authority on interpreting the scriptures in the LDS church and how can I get their interpretations of specific passages?
Just FYI, since the question is tagged lds, you don't need to awkwardly attach "Mormons" into the title. ;)
Feb
14
comment Mormons, for how long can I be forgiven of all my sins?
@ColeTrumbo There isn't a universal answer to "How long can a person go without sinning?".
Feb
13
answered Mormons, for how long can I be forgiven of all my sins?
Feb
13
comment Are prospective Mormons allowed to be baptized during their menstruation periods?
I'm confused; (living) converts aren't baptized in temples. And what does this have to do with Mormonism specifically?
Feb
10
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
3
comment What is the basis for the LDS belief that religious truth is confirmed by what you feel?
So you don't feel love or joy? Don't you feel goodness in or for something or maybe gentleness from a person? I'm glad you see what I mean about peace, though, since that is probably the most important one of them. (Matt's opinion: only God can give us peace; it is not something that can be manufactured. And peace is probably the most common feeling, from my experience in talking with lots of people about it, when learning spiritual truth.)
Feb
3
comment What is the basis for the LDS belief that religious truth is confirmed by what you feel?
@alvoutila In the specific video you linked to, Elder Ballard is saying that the truth of the Book of Mormon cannot be proven scientifically; the evidence is personal and spiritual, and it comes through the Holy Spirit.
Feb
3
comment What is the basis for the LDS belief that religious truth is confirmed by what you feel?
@curiousdannii: I'm not sure I understand your question; Galatians says pretty clearly that the feelings are the fruit of the Spirit. And I know Elder Ballard is talking about spiritual fruit because he's talking about prayers being answered in connection with seeking confirmation of spiritual/religious truth. Though feelings are not the only way God answers prayers, that is typically how prayers about spiritual truth are answered (Moroni 10:4).
Jan
28
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
25
answered According to LDS, what is the purpose of the final judgment?
Jan
14
comment Did Noah build the Ark in America?
+1 for the extra perspective. I'm not sure the question has a hard-and-fast answer anyway.
Jan
14
comment Did Noah build the Ark in America?
@ShemSeger Thanks. I didn't know that.
Jan
14
comment Did Noah build the Ark in America?
Interesting question, but some issues: 1) The verse you cited says it is where Adam will come to visit his people, not necessarily that he lived there. 2) A couple of footnotes lead to verses which suggest that Adam did at least go there, but one of them (117:8) talks about mountains at Adam-ondi-Ahman. There aren't mountains in Missouri, unless they're talking about hills. Also, there's the whole question of Peleg, who was born in the days the Earth was divided -- whatever that means. I would suspect the answer is "we don't know" ...?
Jan
8
comment What does it mean to magnify or glorify the Lord?
+1 for "magnification doesn't make objects bigger, it alters our perception of an object" -- that kinda blew my mind. Well said.
Jan
5
comment How do Mormons understand Revelation 22:3?
And don't ask that other question, it's already been asked and answered.
Jan
5
comment How do Mormons understand Revelation 22:3?
@NervousNelly Welcome to Stack Exchange, where nearly anyone can edit anyone else's posts. Asking for an LDS interpretation of the NIV doesn't make any sense because the LDS don't read the NIV. I added a link to the full passage so readers can obtain the context of the verse, which is important.