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I'm a full-time software developer for eFolder, Inc, working remotely. I from Wichita, KS but have been traveling the globe since June, 2013.

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Nov
22
comment Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
The definition of Christian is decidedly NOT in the Bible.
Nov
22
revised Are there any scholars or doctrinal schools that address the conspicuous dearth of needy people in Jesus' sayings and stories?
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Nov
22
comment Are there any scholars or doctrinal schools that address the conspicuous dearth of needy people in Jesus' sayings and stories?
Relevant meta post: meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/q/4169/20
Nov
22
comment Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
@Grasper: Even us christians don't understand what it means to experience the Kingdom of Heaven in our hearts -- I think the authors of the New Testament, and Jesus as they portrayed him, would disagree with you on this point. Pretty much the entire point of the Gospels + Acts (and the most of the NT as a whole) is to show us what the Kingdom of Heaven is like, by example. This means that someone (Jesus, the apostles, early Christians, etc) knew what it was.
Nov
22
comment Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
We are not in the business of defining "true" Christianity. The only definition which is accepted here is a Christian is one who self-identifies as a Christian. This means there most certainly are Christians by definition who don't believe Jesus was a real person. Some even participate on this site.
Nov
22
comment What is the case against Gore Vidal's view that St. Paul “invented Christianity”?
@gideonmarx: If the only information we had to go on was the records starting around 100 AD, yes, one would assume an earlier Christian genesis date, based solely on the apparent size of the Christian religion by that time, and the pattern evidence for how religions grew at the time. But that's not the only information we have to go on.
Nov
22
comment Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
If you were to narrow the question to a specific faith tradition (Catholics, for instance), I think it would be reasonably scoped.
Nov
22
comment Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
Changing the word from "saved" to "heaven" may make the question less ambiguous, but it's still a matter of opinion, because even the definition (and existence) of heaven is debated (even among Christians), and the concept is clearly quite different from what it was at the time the OT was written.
Nov
22
comment Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
@curiousdannii: Because Solomon isn't here to ask.
Nov
22
revised Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
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Nov
22
comment Is there a commandment to love your parents?
This doesn't answer the question, which is asking whether we are commanded to love our parents. The question even quotes the ten commandments, and explains why it is not an answer.
Nov
22
answered What is the case against Gore Vidal's view that St. Paul “invented Christianity”?
Nov
22
revised What is the case against Gore Vidal's view that St. Paul “invented Christianity”?
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Nov
21
comment Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
In most Biblical texts, "salvation" is something that happens to the (literal or figurative) nation of Israel, not to individuals.
Nov
21
comment According to Christian Zionists, how does the Bible support Israel's land claims near the Mediterranean?
The core thesis of Christianity is that Jesus fulfilled the covenant that God had made with the people of Israel. As this applies to the covenant promise for the land of Israel, most Christians (most notably probably the authors of the New Testament) have historically taken the view that this means that God's promise for land has been extended to involve the entire world, not just the "land of Israel." But of course there is not complete agreement, making this question "Primarily opinion based."
Nov
21
comment What is the Biblical definition of Marriage?
@Bye: Not understanding a question is the primary reason for downvoting.
Nov
21
revised Will God destroy the earth again?
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Nov
20
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Nov
20
revised Mormon church beliefs
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Nov
20
comment How do we interpret 1 Corinthians 14:22 in the context of 1 Corinthians 14:23-25?
@ShaneBird: That's not what you asked :)