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I'm a full-time software developer, working from home for a company in Atlanta, GA. I am from the USA, although I am currently traveling the world, working remotely, and learning new things.


Jul
19
comment To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?
Thanks for answering. I comment, not to start a discussion/argument, but to make sure that your answer is as sharp as it can be. I see what seem (to me) to be blaring weaknesses in your answer. Your answer may address the crux of the issue, but it hinges on a lot of unsupported opinion. Specifically there is not a clear place to draw the line as to which parts of the Bible are metaphorical & The Genesis account has the style of a literal narrative Naturally I disagree with both of these points, and believe I can make strong cases against both of them (as could probably any studied non-YEC)
Jul
19
comment When did the concept of “wine is grape juice” originate?
@MarkEdward: Is your comment meant to be sarcastic? Or did you mean that Welch was the first to pasteurize grape juice?
Jul
19
comment Are there any credible writings that demonize redheads?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is is not about Christianity. History.SE might be a better place to ask about the historical persecution of redheads.
Jul
18
comment Why do Young-Earth Creationists make such a big deal about the YEC view
I see... interesting. I guess I can see your point. :)
Jul
18
comment What is unique about Christianity?
I like this answer, and I'm up-voting it, but it would be much improved if you could add some additional context, explaining what it means. (I know what it means, because I'm familiar with Lewis's quote, but not everyone will know).
Jul
18
comment Why do Young-Earth Creationists make such a big deal about the YEC view
OECs (generally) consider scripture to be just as trust worthy as YECs do. The disagreement isn't in scripture's authority or trustworthiness, the disagreement is one of literary genres. To pretend the debate is about trustworthiness is to either ignore (likely unintentionally) the true issue at hand, or a straw man (and effectively is both).
Jul
18
comment To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?
@DavidStratton: It's related, thanks for linking to that question--I hadn't seen it before. But I don't think it's a duplicate. The accepted answer doesn't talk about salvation at all, and your answer only touches on the topic, when it talks about Jesus' treatment of the creation account.
Jul
18
comment What is the current relevance of Arianism?
I think this answer, and especially the definition of "Arianism" requires references. Arian himself held that Christ is divine.
Jul
18
comment What is the oldest existing copy of Genesis?
Are you interested in the oldest complete manuscript, or would a partial manuscript satisfy your curiosity?
Jul
18
comment Do Calvinism and Arminianism cover all Christian doctrines?
The problem with this question is perhaps made obvious if one considers that both Calvinism and Arminianism affirm Christ as the savior. So to find a belief system that rejects all points of both means to find a non-Christian belief system. If that's really what you want, the question is off-topic here. I suspect that's not really what you want.
Jul
18
comment Do Calvinism and Arminianism cover all Christian doctrines?
Your question is challenging a common false dichotomy ("all Christians are either Calvinist or Arminian") with another false dichotomy: "A Christian must accept all points of Calvinism or Arminianism, or none". It's a nonsensical question.
Jul
17
comment How comparable are the concepts of the Teaching Magisterium in the Catholic Church and the Jehovah's Witnesses view of their Watch Tower society?
@bruisedreed: Hmmm, perhaps so. I remember my school days assignments to "compare and contrast X"... but I suppose colloquial usage is a bit different.
Jul
16
comment What in Christian faith lies behind subject of science?
"science" is not inherently about the physical world--it is simply a process of study. At the moment, we have no way to empirically and reliably study the non-physical world, so there is that practical limitation on science, but it's not in the nature of science itself.
Jul
16
comment What's the reasoning behind sacramental architecture?
Which Catholic architecture? Built in which century? In which country? This question is FAR too broad. There are literally hundreds of books and museums filled with this information.
Jul
15
comment Kids christian music from the 80's
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about finding a song.
Jul
15
comment How did giants survive?
You have too many questions here. Please focus on one only, and ask the others as separate questions.
Jul
15
comment Mary Queen of Universe?
Why the down vote?
Jul
15
comment Does knowing a spirit's name give special powers in controlling that spirit according to Christian theology?
@bruisedreed: "Mainstream" has multiple meanings within the context of Christian theology, and none of them are really sufficiently narrow for the purpose of answering this question.
Jul
14
comment Does knowing a spirit's name give special powers in controlling that spirit according to Christian theology?
Which Christian theology?
Jul
14
comment How does transubstantiation account for the amount of Christ's body eaten over the last 2000 years?
I'm not quite sure why I dislike this question. Maybe it strikes me as an attempt to find problems with transubstantiation. I guess it doesn't seem genuine--it seems like a nit-pick, looking for a logical inconstancy based on a likely misunderstanding of Catholic transubstantiation is.