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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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comment What exactly is monster seed?
Please add additional details. Where did this happen (country,state,region,etc)? What denomination is the priest (Catholic, Anglican, etc)?
1d
comment Christian Boy Bands
I believe the question is properly scoped within the guidelines of the definition of "Christian"--I have a bigger problem with the open-ended list nature of the question.
1d
comment how to cast out a demon, spirit that has attached to a women
@Marc: Please, please, PLEASE don't answer these questions.
Jul
24
comment What are the 19 gifts of the Spirit, as listed by Leslie Flynn?
@disciple: Thanks updated.
Jul
23
comment Is global warming man or biblical?
This question is so full of false dichotomies, I don't even know where to begin to dissect it.
Jul
20
comment What countries today have severe restrictions against Christianity as state policy?
Cuba has some restrictions, but they've largely been lifted in the last decade or two.
Jul
16
comment Jesus criticises religious hypocrits
If you want just the names of books, try Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, since practically every recorded statement by Jesus is in those four books.
Jun
30
comment What is consumerism and what does the Pope see wrong with it?
@fredsbend: I suspect the answer to "What is consumerism" would render the question "What does the Pope see wrong with it?" obsolete. If not, it shouldn't be difficult for the OP to express their confusion.
Jun
26
comment How do Jehovah's Witnesses understand the essential nature of hell, and how does it differ from that of Seventh-day Adventists?
We cannot answer this question for two reasons. 1) it's a truth question, which is off-topic. 2) It depends on the definition of "hell." Likely, something is real, which Jesus (and others) called "hell" (or other words which are translated to hell in English). What that is is a subject of debate: A place of everlasting torture? A temporary punishment? A state of mind? There are many answers. Most views affirm hell as real, but each also says hell is something completely different from every other.
Jun
25
comment How do Christians reconcile archeology with the Bible in the account of the Battle of Jericho?
Thanks for the thorough answer, covering various perspectives. I think my question was probably "too broad" as I worded it (and I would normally VtC as such), but your answer proves that it's reasonable to answer just the same. Thanks a lot!
Jun
23
comment Could a lowborn during the middle ages read the bible?
@MattGutting: The permission aspect, within the context of the church, may be on-topic here. Access is more a question of literacy, and the availability of written materials, which is more historical, IMO.
Jun
23
comment Could a lowborn during the middle ages read the bible?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about Christianity, but rather about historical literacy. History.SE would be a better place to ask.
Jun
22
comment What is consumerism and what does the Pope see wrong with it?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it can be answered by a dictionary or encyclopedia.
Jun
22
comment Which, if any, Protestant bodies affirm punishment in the afterlife for the unrighteous prior to the general resurrection and the Day of the Lord?
Your title seems like a reasonable question, but then you ask 4 more distinct questions in your closing paragraph, which don't fit at all into the "Do any denominations believe this?" format. What do you actually want us to answer?
Jun
22
comment Born of water and of the Spirit
Are you simply asking where were each of the disciples baptized?
Jun
15
comment What religious beliefs did the Galatians hold when Paul first preached the gospel to them?
"Pagan" has multiple meanings. Traditionally, it means certain forms of polytheistic spirit worship. Now days it often means "anyone who's not part of a major religion." Which sense are you asking about?
Jun
15
comment Does Catholicism have a notion of “the God in me”?
Catholics certainly believe in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, in some sense or another.
Jun
11
comment Drawing of a Christian helping his own assailant
@Andrew: I think you do mean to nitpick. It's also not a lithograph. It's a JPEG file representing an image, which was scanned, likely from a lithographic reproduction of a drawing.
May
22
comment Why would God permit divorce because of Israel's “hardness of heart”?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about God's motives.
Apr
27
comment Why do people say the holy spirit is a spirit?
So your question is: "Why does the English language refer to spirits as people, rather than objects?" Seems pretty clearly off-topic.