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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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Feb
5
comment Neurotheology and God
In an absolute sense, nothing is a threat to Christianity, at least insofar as Christianity is the true and honest practice of living according to the will and commands of Christ; because in the Christian world view, Christ is King of all creation--including the human brain, human experience, and neurotheology, and those who study it, or who may try to use it to discredit Christianity.
Feb
4
revised Does Scientology claim to be Christian?
Remove unrelated tangential question
Feb
4
revised Are God, Son (Jesus) and The Holy Spirit Same?
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Feb
4
comment What specific foods and drinks are forbidden by the LDS (Mormon) Church?
@MaskedPlant: Many drugs are legally available without a prescription. And even within the realm of prescriptions, those drugs that are "legal" vary; in some localities, greatly. In Mexico you can get all sorts of drugs OTC that in the U.S. require a prescription. And in many places recreational drugs (marijuana especially) are legal. Can a Mormon smoke pot in Denmark? Can a Mormon take viagra in Mexico without a prescription?
Feb
4
comment How far is too far when it comes to drinking alcohol?
@Shredder: I think the historical evidence suggests that the wine used at the time almost certainly contained at least some alcohol. The technology to prevent juice from fermenting really didn't exist. Of course this says nothing about the wine Jesus made, but I know of no reason to think he would have made unfermented wine, but anything is really just conjecture at that point. See this related queestion.
Feb
4
comment What guidelines should be followed using spiritual gifts?
I think this, like the other question, needs to be made much more specific. Teaching, for instance, is listed in the Bible as a spiritual gift, and the answer for that will be quite different, and irrelevant, to the answer for healing, as Mark's answer touches on.
Feb
4
revised What is the hope in Roman Catholicism?
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Feb
4
comment How does Christ define a Christian?
The word "Christian" has different meanings in different contexts and to different people. I appreciate that this answer doesn't assume a single definition, but clearly spells out which definition it is explaining. I think the accepted answer is equally valid, but clearly for a different definition of "Christian."
Feb
4
comment What specific foods and drinks are forbidden by the LDS (Mormon) Church?
What is the basis of the "illegal drugs" category? Is that just a withholding of laws, that many/most Christians follow? Or is there something more specific there? I ask simply because what is "illegal" varies widely by locality, so I'm assuming this is a rule against breaking the law, more than against specific drugs.
Feb
4
comment What is the central idea of the Bible?
I cannot find that quote in The Bondage of the Will. And based on the grammar, I'm guessing it's just a poor translation. Can you point me specifically to where that quote is taken from?
Feb
4
revised What is the central idea of the Bible?
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Feb
4
comment Does Scientology claim to be Christian?
Sources please.
Feb
4
revised Why is the Bible so short?
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Feb
4
revised Why is the Bible so short?
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Feb
1
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
24
revised Could more miraculous works bring more persons to faith?
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Jan
24
revised Could more miraculous works bring more persons to faith?
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Jan
24
comment What is the specific meaning of “day” in Genesis 1?
@SoftwareMonkey: That's quite a different debate than the one that the OP was referring to. I also don't think the historical debate has been nearly as much a debate as the current one, and more a matter of discussion and curiosity.
Jan
24
comment What is the specific meaning of “day” in Genesis 1?
@SoftwareMonkey: Even a "literal" interpretation of "Yom" requires a metaphorical interpretation of "evening" and "morning."
Jan
20
answered Do Lutherans have a rebuttal for the Jesus > Religion argument