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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.


Feb
20
comment Why was the ground cursed instead of Adam?
Or perhaps neither was a bigger sinner, because neither existed, and the ground also wasn't literally cursed, because it's simply an ancient civilization's creation myth. However you spin it, any answer to this question is pure opinion, and off-topic.
Feb
20
comment Did Jesus have a divine biological Father?
Protestants don't have "a" belief on this. Most probably don't care. Those who do are likely to have differing beliefs. You'll need to narrow your question's scope significantly for us to be able to answer it.
Feb
17
comment How was slavery in the U.S. justified by Christianity?
Well, I see the question as mixing concepts. The title is what I see as the core of the question, and I think is good. But since you've got me thinking, it is a bit odd, and now I'm not sure what is actually being asked.
Feb
17
comment What is the difference between original sin and original guilt?
I think there's a great question in here, as the doctrine of original sin is not as, well, original, as many contemporary Christians would believe. But I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly what you're asking.
Feb
17
comment How was slavery in the U.S. justified by Christianity?
@fredsbend: That would be a very poor reason to ask such a question, since it's asking for proof that cannot exist. But even if that is Bye's intention, I think the question itself is still a good one.
Feb
16
comment Can Southern Baptists take communion at home alone?
It's impossible for someone to serve you communion alone. If they do that, they're with you, so you're not alone. But in any case, your question seems adequately scoped, if you're seeking a Southern Baptist answer.
Feb
16
comment How was slavery in the U.S. justified by Christianity?
I think this is a good question, and not a duplicate. The one possible duplicate has been closed, as it was asked as a truth question. This one is much better scoped. The other question is asking how scripture is used to condemn slavery, which is decidedly not the same as this one.
Feb
16
comment How was slavery in the U.S. justified by Christianity?
@Bye: Your question doesn't specifically require a scriptural answer, it asks how Christianity was used to justify slavery. Although I believe there are examples of scripture which can be used, I don't think it should be necessary to demonstrate the link.
Feb
16
comment Does Song of Solomon encourage pre-marital sex?
How should a Christian defend himself against this type of argument? -- I think this is the wrong question to be asking. The proper question is "What do these verses really mean?"
Feb
16
comment Does the Catholic church allow a previously divorced man to remarry?
@JREAM: I'm quite certain the question as asking whether such a person can marry within the church.
Feb
13
comment Did Jesus himself assert the fact that he belonged to some religion like Judaism?
This is an excellent example of asking a question about another culture, from one's own cultural perspective. This question would never even have occurred to any one of Jesus' contemporaries.
Feb
12
comment Are Mormons Protestants?
@fredsbend: I think what LDSs think would make a good scope. What Protestants think is, as comments and answers here demonstrate, a huge mess.
Feb
12
comment Why is God “Beautiful?”/ described as “Beautiful?” What is the theology that explains this among those who describe God in this manner?
"Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder." Many people (Richard Dawkins, Stephen Fry, Satan) think God is not beautiful. But they don't worship him. Arguably, any (sane) person who worships anything, would think the object of their worship is beautiful, would they not?
Feb
12
comment Why does Judaism celebrate Sabbath on Saturday and most Christians celebrate Sabbath on Sunday?
@Mr.Bultitude: Interesting. I was not aware of this dogma. It might make for a reasonable answer here if you feel like fleshing that out. I have added a footnote to my answer, though, just the same.
Feb
12
comment Is God of Anger or of Love?
This is not a good question under our current site guidelines, but it does have a good, accepted answer. IMO, the appropriate thing is to close the question (as has been done), and keep it around (as will also be done).
Feb
12
comment Are Mormons Protestants?
According to whom?
Feb
11
comment Gifts of the holy spirit according to Seventh Day Adventists
Can you narrow your question? I don't really know what you are asking. I can imagine an entire book (or 4) being written on the topic. Please narrow your question significantly.
Feb
11
comment Have Creationists advanced any particular Theories of Origin that they claim are falsifiable via the scientific method?
@DickHarfield: I agree that their claims of falsifiability (the few of which I've found concrete examples) are not very good, and are rather subjective. The quoted falsifiable claim appears to be "one could anticipate seeing repeated examples" -- How many examples constitute repetition? 2? 10? 10,000? If I understand their claim, it is only subjectively falsifiable.
Feb
11
comment Have Creationists advanced any particular Theories of Origin that they claim are falsifiable via the scientific method?
But the question isn't based on a false premise. The question is asking if any creationists offer falsifiable theories--it's not claiming that they do (as your answer suggests).
Feb
11
comment What is the Catholic understanding of omnipotence?
This is a good answer, but not a Catholic one. If this is the accepted answer, then I propose that the question is actually a duplicate of this one.