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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
1
accepted How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
Mar
31
comment Why did Jesus have to leave for the Holy Spirit to come?
Okay, so it doesn't use the word go, but it certainly discusses why the Holy Ghost wasn't present until Jesus was resurrected, or went.
Mar
31
comment Why did Jesus have to leave for the Holy Spirit to come?
@Rick What do you mean? One paragraph is pretty concise, and the source is authoritative (it was compiled by credentialed scholars).
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?
Mar
12
comment What is the basis that many mainstream Christian groups justify labeling groups like the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses as Non Christians?
Well, okay. I guess that works in the traditional Christian and Catholic meanings of those words. For clarification, though, Mormons consider all God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Spirit as divine.
Mar
12
comment What is the basis that many mainstream Christian groups justify labeling groups like the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses as Non Christians?
How do you define divine (in your last paragraph)?
Mar
10
comment When did the LDS church begin teaching the word of wisdom
That's an awesome source you cited; haven't seen that before! Thanks.
Mar
10
revised How has the LDS word of wisdom changed since its introduction?
edited title
Mar
3
comment Which churches today are the most missionary-minded (highly involved in missionary work)?
Here's a current NY Times article to back up this post: nytimes.com/2014/03/02/us/a-growing-role-for-mormon-women.html (its focus is on the women serving as missionaries, but many, many relevant facts are stated.)
Feb
24
revised What actions does the LDS church (Mormon) take when a member does not pay tithing?
Added link; fixed spelling