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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.


Aug
31
revised What important Mormon doctrines are taught in the book of Mormon that we couldn't find in the Bible already?
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Aug
29
answered Are these LDS scriptures consistent with LDS doctrine?
Aug
28
comment LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
@warren I used to work in one of the Ancestry.com buildings (different floor) and my cousin currently works at Ancestry.com in their main building by the Provo River. My other cousin also used to work at Ancestry.com. Further, a friend of mine works in the main datacenter under BYU which hosts/hosted much of the Church's content, and there is no Ancestry.com content there. Ancestry.com is most certainly an entity separate from the LDS Church.
Aug
27
comment LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
Then they were mistaken. "While the company had been offering free access to Ancestry.com at LDS Family History Centers, that service was terminated on 17 March 2007 because of the inability to reach a mutually agreeable licensing agreement between TGN and the LDS Church." ... "In October 2012, Ancestry.com agreed to be acquired by a private equity group consisting of Permira Advisers LLP, members of Ancestry.com's management team, including CEO Tim Sullivan and CFO Howard Hochhauser, and Spectrum Equity for $32 per share or around $1.6 billion." see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancestry.com
Aug
27
comment LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
@warren That's simply not true. The Church's genealogical organization is FamilySearch, not Ancestry.com.
Aug
26
revised LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
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Aug
26
answered LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
Aug
24
comment In Mathew 5:25 what does it mean to be in the way with our adversary?
I think he just cross-ref'ed the Book of Mormon for added context to help the answerer. I'm not sure that the LDS answer would be any different than any general Christian's answer.
Aug
14
comment Is John 3:23 contradicted by 1 John 4:5-6? Does the born again experience happen by the Holy Spirit or by both the word of God/Gospel and Holy Spirit?
Why is this tagged lds?
Aug
12
comment Do Mormons practice “soaking,” and is it an officially sanctioned activity?
It looks like all 4 questions have been clearly answered here.
Aug
11
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
4
comment According to LDS doctrine, what is the source of God's power?
@ShemSeger Do you mean God the Father or God the Son? (As you probably know, in LDS doctrine, the two are distinct. Interestingly, sometimes that distinction isn't significant because the Father and Son are so perfectly unified. However, so far, my preliminary research makes it clear that the Son got all power from the Father, so in this question, the clarification is probably important.)
Jul
29
comment How are spirits born?
You tagged this question lds and if that's the perspective you're looking for, I assume the answer will be "It hasn't been revealed." LDS doctrine isn't heavily concerned with mysteries that hardly pertain to the salvation of souls.
Jul
17
comment Where do Mormons believe heaven is right now?
This is indeed one correct way to interpret the word "heaven" in Mormon doctrine. Also +1 for credible sources.
Jul
17
comment Where do Mormons believe heaven is right now?
@FMShyanguya That article is not only highly accusatory and questionable (poorly researched), it has nothing to do with the question at hand.
Jul
9
comment From where did the Book of Abraham come and how did it become part of LDS Scripture?
Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham - Published just this week by the LDS Church.
Jul
4
comment How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
@fredsbend Oh yeah, I know. I've been around a while. It's not the end of the world if he doesn't see it in that case, so I didn't bother. Thanks!
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
22
comment In Mormonism, how is the doctrine of Adam & Eve inability to have children prior to the Fall explained?
Also, I just noticed that it seems that people--myself included--tend to say that Adam and Eve couldn't have children in the garden, yet the Book of Mormon says wouldn't have had children. Does anyone know of any place in scripture that actually says they couldn't have children there? Maybe there's another simple explanation that I'm overlooking.