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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.

I am pro-tem moderator for Spanish Language.


Mar
18
revised Does Christianity solve personal problems?
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Mar
18
comment Are Many Christians postmodern in their approach to modesty?
@aceinthehole: A good point. Prohibitions against dancing are quite common (although much less than they were, say, 20-30 years ago) which I believe goes further to show that the scope of the question needs clarification.
Mar
18
revised Are Many Christians postmodern in their approach to modesty?
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Mar
17
comment Are Many Christians postmodern in their approach to modesty?
@MarcGravell: Even among mainstream denominations, I think there is a tendency toward greater modesty among Christians (or probably any religion) than non-religious. The church groups I've been apart of, for instance, usually require females to wear one-piece bathing suits at church camp events. And many/most Christian schools (all those I am familiar with, anyway) have dress codes that are more strict/modest than in a comparable public or non-religious private school.
Mar
17
comment Are Many Christians postmodern in their approach to modesty?
@MarcGravell: I think you're trying to disagree with me, but I'm not sure... moreover, I'm not sure what's to disagree with. :) Amish don't even wear buttons, because it's a sign of immodesty and pride. Many Christian sects require their women to wear long hair or wear long dresses. These are all strict Christian guidelines for modesty. Minority or not, these groups are clearly Christian--and in a discussion on Christian modesty, may well be the main point of discussion. So I think clarifying which group one is asking about is worth while.
Mar
17
comment How is it that sinful people who do not believe, still get the blessings of the Lord?
Christianity does not, AFAIK, claim to make you rich... You haven't been watching enough TBN :)
Mar
17
revised How is it that sinful people who do not believe, still get the blessings of the Lord?
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Mar
17
comment How is it that sinful people who do not believe, still get the blessings of the Lord?
I agree with @Ward... it's not at all clear what question you're asking. I think it could likely be clarified into a good question, though.
Mar
17
accepted Where can I learn about Catholic terms and phrases?
Mar
17
comment Approximate amount of money per year the Catholic church spends for charity?
"The church has no income other than what is given..." Do Catholic organizations not participate in fund-raisers like many other religious organizations? Bake sales, selling Krispy Kreme gift certificates, car washes, etc? Generally (in the U.S.), these are not considered charitable donations for tax purposes (except when the price paid exceeds the fair market value, then the overage can be considered a donation).
Mar
17
comment Are Christians socialists because they are commanded to share their wealth?
Anyone who ever learns to share their toys in kindergarten could be considered a socialist by some. I think this question (as well as the vast majority of contemporary discussions on socialism) suffers from a gross lack of definition.
Mar
17
revised Why doesn't the Bible tell us that Jesus was a virgin?
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Mar
17
comment Are Many Christians postmodern in their approach to modesty?
Which Christians are you talking about? Many Christians have very strict guidelines for "modesty."
Mar
9
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
9
comment What does “in the image of God” mean?
Interesting perspective. I'm not sure I completely agree with your point #1 above; can't we (humanity, not individuals) have been created in Gods image, but fallen short due to sin? +1 anyway. :)
Mar
2
revised Why was Ezra included in the canon?
Improve (I hope) the title, to more directly match the question.
Mar
2
comment Why was Ezra included in the canon?
Where is it stated that everything in the Bible must be "theological"?
Mar
1
comment What does Jesus say about your spirit going to heaven?
Re: Your Luke 23:46 reference, many traditions believe that after Christ's death, Christ spent 3 days separated from God (some go so far as to say in Hell--possibly a restatement of the same, depending on interpretation). I'm not going to say that's necessarily the case, but it could be an argument that when Christ said "I commit my spirit," he was not claiming that his spirit was going to the presence of God, but that he meant something else.
Mar
1
comment How do Old-Earth Creationists explain Romans 5:12-19?
@DJClayworth: That is true. I don't know of any OECs that don't believe physical death occurred before the fall. Which is why I only commented, and didn't down-vote the answer :)
Mar
1
comment Joseph Smith purpose of polygamy
I have edited the question completely, in hopes of keeping the original intent of the question, while making it answerable. I hope I was faithful to the OP's intent, although the original seemed to be bringing "no other gods" into the question, and I'm not sure how that was meant to tie into the question about polygamy... so please feel free to re-edit if I missed something in my rewrite.