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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.


Mar
27
comment Why is Christianity so despised in the World?
@CecilBeckum: So you're seeking opinions... also off-topic.
Mar
27
comment How do you know if you believe?
@AndrewLeach: Wait.. how do I know if I'm in love?
Mar
27
comment Why is Christianity so despised in the World?
-1 This answer is opinion, and doesn't represent any official doctrine.
Mar
27
comment How do you know if you believe?
Different Christian groups have different litmus tests, making this a very broad/opinion-based question.
Mar
27
comment Why is Christianity so despised in the World?
Are you asking for a theological explanation? If so, according to whom? Or are you asking for a sociological explanation? If so, this question is off-topic.
Mar
26
comment Genesis 30: 25-43 defying genetics
"Selective breeding" isn't really the same as "genetic engineering", as the term is used today.
Mar
26
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
Very well. Lets not argue semantics. If the experiments that verify aspects of Creationism are valid, why don't any non-Christians consider them to be valid science?
Mar
26
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
Science, by its very nature, must work "without" God. It must be experimentally repeatable. This is not a secular naturalist concept. Secular naturalism only diverges from Christian-compatible science when it leaves the realm of science and enters the realm of philosophy. Clearly there are philosophical differences, but they don't manifest themselves in the science. Only in Creationism is the science actually different. This is my point.
Mar
26
comment What is the difference between the Trinitarian concept of God and the Mormon concept of God?
This should explain the Trinity, too, to be a complete answer.
Mar
26
comment Why does Jesus say “Why have you forsaken me?”
I'm not really sure what you're asking. Are you asking why Jesus was forsaken?
Mar
26
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
I understand that point. I'm just saying that your parallel of "secular naturalism" isn't truly a parallel, since secular naturalism doesn't dictate any specific scientific theories--but creationism does. Any scientific theory held by a secular naturalist can also be held by a Christian; but the same cannot be said of Creationism--theories held by creationists are only held by Creationists.
Mar
26
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
@Caleb: I also don't see the normal "avoid extended discussions... chat" link... strange
Mar
25
comment If there is only one God, why are there so many different religions?
"Who's right?" is not a question we can answer here. meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/q/3527/20
Mar
25
comment Why does a clever Satan fight with God even though he knows he will lose?
Why do clever humans fight with God even though they know they will lose? :P
Mar
25
comment What is meant by a new heaven and new earth?
@Nikos: It is improved. I have done a small edit to narrow the question even further. I hope you don't object.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
Thank you for the thoughtful answer. I think your comparison with "secular naturalists" isn't a very good one. It's true there are secular naturalists who believe in evolution and the Big Bang, but there are also Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Agnostics, and New Age practitioners who believe in these scientific theories. In other words--the world view in this case does not dictate the scientific theory. It's quite the opposite with Creation Science--only those with a specific world view ever come to the conclusion that the theory makes any sense.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
@Steve: The theory of the flat earth, from a novel or otherwise, was the "scientific" consensus (I use the word "scientific" loosely, because the scientific theory had not yet been truly developed) until around the 6th century. (Of course "novels" didn't really exist yet then, so I call complete BS on your comment unless you can provide a source).
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
In any case, if the answer is "Creation science isn't science", that could make for a reasonable (although intellectually incredibly unsatisfying) answer, if you wish to create that answer... be sure to provide reasonable sources to support the answer.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
The Answers In Genesis newsletter appears to be titled Creation Science News.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
On their official web sites, I certainly don't see the term "creation science" used much. That term seems to have fallen out of favor when it was ruled non-scientific by US courts in the 1980s. But the web sites still have a heavy scientific basis. Answersingenesis.org, grisda.org (which does have the word 'science' in its title), etc.