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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.


Dec
9
comment Is Jesus God, as well as the son of God in LDS?
God is a term that's a bit overloaded. It's a title (lowercase "god"), but can also refer to a person (capitalized "God"), or even the single divine purpose under which all 3 beings are united. So yes, Jesus can be called God. In LDS theology, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are 3 separate, distinct beings, and each one is a god, being a member of the godhead.
Dec
8
comment Why did Mary and Joseph look for an inn?
Am I the only one that finds it unusual that someone would go to a hotel to give birth? Of course society and facilities were different back then, but if that is the basis for the answer to the question, by all means, explain away my ignorance and feel free to answer the question. And if there truly were only 2 options for lodging, that would be important to back up in your answer, since my question obviously does not make that assumption.
Dec
8
comment Why did Mary and Joseph look for an inn?
This is the height of the Roman empire, too, and I'm not sure what life was like in that society at the time, so I thought I'd at least ask. Ultimately, if the answer really is this easy, then post it and collect the 25 rep points. Just thought there would be a little more material/background on the topic.
Dec
8
comment Why did Mary and Joseph look for an inn?
@fredsbend That answer only makes sense assuming that there were only two options: a stable or an inn. Weren't there any other options for childbirth? Even children were born in the village of Bethlehem on occasion, no?
Dec
8
comment What, historically, was the age of accountability for Latter-Day-Saints before D&C 68:27?
To expand on this answer a bit, the age of accountability has always been, simply, the age at which one becomes accountable to the choices they make. The minimum age of 8 was established by revelation as a matter of formality (and wisdom in the Lord, of course). But even today, the age of one's accountability is not necessarily 8. In some cases, individuals may not be accountable until later in their life, if ever, depending on mental handicaps or other similar circumstances.
Dec
8
comment What, historically, was the age of accountability for Latter-Day-Saints before D&C 68:27?
The "like figure" may also be referring to the immersion in water. Unfortunately there's no way to tell for sure.
Dec
5
comment Mormon belief about Jesus
@Hello I just went through a similar ordeal trying to get a question opened - it can be done, but you have to convince enough people, more than me, that it's not a duplicate. I think you can do it, just explain more why the other question's answers aren't sufficient.
Dec
5
comment Mormon belief about Jesus
@Hello Please edit your question to that, then, and it can be re-opened if others think it is not a duplicate.
Dec
5
comment Mormon belief about Jesus
@waxeagle Sure thing -- but I think I'll wait for the question to be edited so it's clear exactly which new question needs an answer. I think the basic "Is Jesus God?" question is already answered elsewhere on this site.
Dec
5
comment Mormon belief about Jesus
Basically, Jesus is a distinct personage/being from God the Father. Both are divine. They are one in purpose, and it is through Jesus that we are saved. This page has more info: mormon.org/beliefs/jesus-christ
Dec
5
comment Mormon belief about Jesus
@Hello Yep. And I can see how it's confusing, since the term "god" is overloaded. In LDS theology, "God" is both a title and a person, depending on the context. I'd recommend looking up more about the godhead: If Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) don't believe in a Holy Trinity, then who do they believe is God?
Dec
5
comment Mormon belief about Jesus
@Hello Could you explain what is still unclear from those answers? If you can describe the specific differences in your question from that one, or specifically why those answers are not satisfactory, we would be happy to answer your question here.
Oct
23
comment What is meant by hot drinks in section 89 of the doctrine and covenant?
Also, see this related question with relevant answers and comments.
Oct
23
comment What is meant by hot drinks in section 89 of the doctrine and covenant?
To clarify, caffeine is not specifically mentioned in any LDS scripture or official teachings, as far as I know. Some choose to consume it, others don't.
Oct
19
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
Please see this from the LDS Church; it's much more pragmatic than most of the answers here: mormonnewsroom.org/article/temple-garments
Oct
19
comment What is the purpose and basis for the special garments issued to temple-going Mormons?
Also see: mormonnewsroom.org/article/temple-garments
Oct
17
comment Why does the LDS Church put an emphasis on prepping?
Wow. This answer is awesome. +1.
Oct
15
comment What attributes does Jesus have from an LDS doctrinal perspective that are different from the Jesus in the Holy Trinity?
@user3127174 Your edits have vastly improved this answer. Good work.
Oct
15
comment What has the LDS Church (Mormons) historically taught about the Curse of Cain and dark skin?
@user3127174 Actually the reasons behind the Priesthood restrictions were never revealed (that I could ever find). Any reasons trying to explain why is merely speculation, as they don't come from official declarations or modern revelation like General Conferences.
Oct
13
comment LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
... and just last week I attended a small presentation about the technology behind FamilySearch by the senior VP of FamilySearch, Craig Miller. He mentioned the connection between Ancestry.com and FamilySearch. I know I'm beating a dead horse, but it was very clear that the two organizations are separate (but are they do cooperate to some extent on agreed terms).