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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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Aug
29
comment Skin color of Adam and Eve
@warren: We should continue this discussion in chat.
Aug
29
comment Is there Christian scripture or literature absolving the old Jewish laws of usury?
It's important to note, as well, that "usury" is not the same as "interest" in modern language, and there is debate about what this meant in the ancient language.
Aug
29
comment Does the Bible prohibit women from having any position of power over men?
Are you asking if there are any prohibitions of female power over men, or if there is an absolute prohibition of female power over men? If it is the former, the question needs a doctrinal framework, or else it's too broad. If the question is the latter, the answer is an obvious "No", as the Bible gives mothers authority over their male children.
Aug
29
comment Skin color of Adam and Eve
@warren: Of course, but we aren't in contradiction of Paul or Jesus. We're in contradiction of a small minority of Christians who take the creation account to be literal.
Aug
29
comment How to reconcile God's promise to Abraham with the current Jewish population?
@FMShyanguya: Are you aware of any church or ecclesial community which believes it is meant to be taken literally?
Aug
28
comment How to reconcile God's promise to Abraham with the current Jewish population?
I'm just shaking my head. Stars are uncountable. Grains of sand are uncountable. That's the point here. Abraham's descendants are uncountable. Does anyone ever really think this was meant to be taken literally? sheesh
Aug
28
comment Is there Christian scripture or literature absolving the old Jewish laws of usury?
possible duplicate of To what extent does the Law of Moses still apply?
Aug
28
comment Skin color of Adam and Eve
@warren: Well, neither I, nor many other prominent members of this community, nor millions of other Christians, including many prominent theologians throughout the ages, believe in a literal Adam and Eve. I guess you're saying we reject the gospel? That would be what I call extremely ignorant. Or perhaps arrogant, if you somehow prefer that term.
Aug
28
comment Skin color of Adam and Eve
@warren: Are you trolling, or is that a serious (yet clearly completely ignorant) comment?
Aug
28
comment science and God
@FMShyanguya: huh?
Aug
28
comment Was the justification for the crusades different from the justification of “Jihad”?
@gideonmarx: It only took 30 seconds to see the overview of the reasons for Jihad and the Crusades, and to tell that they were completely different.
Aug
28
comment Is God bound to future events?
@davidbrainerd: Why don't you come to chat to continue this discussion
Aug
28
comment Are there any Catholic sects which disagree with the sinlessness of Mary?
@gideonmarx; Well, Catholics believe that Mary was free from original sin, and that she never sinned. If it's meaningful to distinguish which (or both?) that I'm asking about, I can do so, but it seems to me they're pretty inseparably tied to each other in Catholic doctrine.
Aug
28
comment Is God bound to future events?
@davidbrainerd: Time is an integral part of our universe. It's clearly not just a "mental concept." I'd love to hear where you got that idea.
Aug
28
comment Is God bound to future events?
@davidbrainerd: I don't answer off-topic questions.
Aug
28
comment Is God bound to future events?
@davidbrainerd: Your question is similar to asking "In what age of Middle Earth did JRR Tolkein live?" And the answer is "He didn't. He lives outside of that universe." (of course the analogy cannot be taken too far, as God does directly involve himself with our world, where as Tolkein was never a character in his own novels).
Aug
28
comment Is God bound to future events?
@davidbrainerd: "eternal" is also a time concept, so that's not any better in an absolute sense.
Aug
28
comment Is God bound to future events?
@davidbrainerd: "single moments" don't exist except within a time continuum, so no, God did not "have all his thoughts in single moment." That's a completely non-sensical statement in the context of something that happens outside of time. As LCIII eludes to in his answer, it's the same as talking about rocks so big God can't move them, or sticks with only one end. It's a logical impossibility.
Aug
28
comment Is God bound to future events?
@davidbrainerd: Yes, I will still assert that. This question assumes that God is bound by time. Christians, including hyper-Calvinists, believe God created time, is therefore outside of time, and is therefore not bound by it.
Aug
28
comment Is the height of first century Judeans evidence against the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin?
@Zoe: Indeed :)