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Senior .NET developer (C#, Delphi, VB, Silverlight, SQL, ASP, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, etc., etc., etc...)

Other interests:

Novel Writing (The Mischievous Nerd's Guide to World Domination), Video Making (Especially 3D - stereoscopic using Adobe AfterFX), 3D modelling, Skateboarding, Tennis, Computer games, Music (Mainly electric guitar)

Very interested in the future, including future technologies such as AI. Also very interested in initiatives to make the world run more intelligently. Wouldn't it be nice if the world ran on a system that worked as well as stackoverflow.com?


Oct
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comment Which is hell: punishment, or revenge?
What's the purpose of the punishment then? (What problem does it solve)
Feb
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revised Was the Cold War a “rumor of a war?”
Changed Matthew 23 to Matthew 24
Jan
31
comment Which is hell: punishment, or revenge?
Hi Jon. Thanks for this long discussion. As you say, the answers aren't complete and clear, which is certainly an honest answer even if it is very inconclusive. The gist of what you're saying is that it's a bit of both, and more. And, from the passages you've mentioned, it does feel more like revenge than punishment to me.
Jan
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Jan
30
comment Which is hell: punishment, or revenge?
Fair enough. Can you define the alternative in this case? One certainly wouldn't make a weed suffer.
Jan
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Jan
30
revised Which is hell: punishment, or revenge?
Added a definition for hell
Jan
28
comment Which is hell: punishment, or revenge?
Thanks Dan. I have read enough books. I just want to hear a simple, straight and logical answer from someone who actually knows why they believe what they believe, and can give me some direct references in the bible. Caleb here is not saying that hell is the absence of God... he says it's punishment for a crime.
Jan
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Jan
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asked Which is hell: punishment, or revenge?
Jan
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answered Was the Cold War a “rumor of a war?”
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Dec
28
comment How do I get more faith?
Feel free to contact me on Facebook (Stephen Oberauer) if you want to chat more... I'm very keen to help, if I can.
Dec
28
comment How do I get more faith?
@leeand00: I've found that finding answers is about asking the right questions. The right questions in your case, might be something like the following: 1. Does your faith (or lack thereof) affect YOUR morals? It actually seems that since you're so worried about morals, you probably will never lose them, no matter what your faith. 2. Is it moral to have faith in something, and possibly teach others about something, that deep down inside you know doesn't make sense? 3. Will you be happier knowing the truth, or believing what you're told to believe?
Dec
27
comment How do I get more faith?
@MarcGravell I completely agree... which is why I say you should first ask "Why do I want to have more faith?" I would say it's better to try to find out the truth by trying to understand why you doubt.
Dec
27
answered How do I get more faith?
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27
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