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I am a lecturer in mathematics at the Rochester Institute of technology, a saber fencer, a husband and a father of six. I was raised in the LDS church, served an LDS mission to Michigan in 1988-89, and am still an active member of the church.

I am interested in the ongoing question/answers pertaining to LDS beliefs and practices and how they relate to other Christian faiths.


Nov
6
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
24
comment Are some people created to go to Hell?
@JimG. Are you asking if God loves Osama Bin Laden, or forgives him? I know the parent of a convicted murderer. He still loves his son. But that doesn't mean the son has the confidence, trust, or approval of his father.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
May
16
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
11
awarded  Yearling
Dec
11
awarded  Yearling
Nov
12
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
3
comment What is the relationship between the Book of Mormon and the Bible?
@Caleb In the LDS faith, the term "infallible" isn't commonly used. Does it mean something other than "free from error"? I don't see any comments about "later revelation" unless you are referring to the "church under condemnation" he refers to.
Sep
22
answered What is the relationship between the Book of Mormon and the Bible?
Sep
22
revised How do Mormons interpret the warning in Revelation about adding to the book?
corrected grammar
Sep
21
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
28
comment Prominent Theologians' answer to: What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
@Wikis: I appreciate the comment. I've edited my answer to try and draw out the relevance to the parable that I see in this account. You are welcome, of course, to disagree.
Dec
28
revised Prominent Theologians' answer to: What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
added explanations of why this account relates to the parable, imho.
Dec
28
answered Prominent Theologians' answer to: What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
Dec
27
awarded  Critic
Dec
27
revised According to the LDS Church (Mormons), what role do secret handshakes and passwords play into a person's entrance into heaven?
tightened up the wording, tried to improve the flow. deleted accidental repetitions
Dec
24
comment What did Brigham Young teach regarding Blood Atonement, and is that doctrine still held today in the LDS/Mormon Church?
@Narnian: To tell the truth, I don't know what (if anything) was taught on this topic by Brigham Young. I was able to find webpages that contained "sermons" on the subject that were attributed to Brigham Young, but not with references I deemed valid. If he did you language that could be interpreted in terms of Blood Atonement, then it would probably be in the Journal of Discourses. That book has historical significance, but is not part of the LDS canon (though some members treat it like scripture). That's why I stuck with the quoted piece above.