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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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Dec
18
comment If Adam and Eve were exempt from death, why did they need to eat?
@Jay: No, I don't think the typical lay person could tell which of the following is a plant, and which is an animal: 1, 2.
Dec
16
comment If Adam and Eve were exempt from death, why did they need to eat?
@Jay: "clearly the kind of life that plants have is very different from the kind of life that animals have" -- clearly two whom? Certainly not most laypeople. Is a bacteria a plant or animal? How about an amoeba? A venus fly trap? A mushroom? These all have answers, but they are not self-evident. Neither is any interpretation of "death" in Genesis, other than a spiritual one, self-evident.
Dec
14
comment Do any Christian denominations believe in a duality rather than a trinity?
If I understand your meaning correctly, I think you mean a "duinity" or "bi-nity", not "duality"... A duality would be two distinct, but opposite things. A dui/bi-inity would be, as with the trinity, two-in-one. Your question also seems to confuse the concept of the trinity as "three divinities", which isn't really accurate...
Dec
14
comment Is parent disaproval a Biblical reason why two believers could not marry
I have edited the question to remove the "Is X a sin?" question, and instead focus on what the Bible says. I hope this makes the question on-topic again.
Dec
1
comment Do Protestants believe that “Our Father” is on par with “Our Mother,” or is Jesus strictly invoking a male symbol only?
"Protestant churches" is too wide a spectrum to provide a single answer.
Nov
23
comment The land of bread and honey or just a diversion?
Israel is also full of green, lush landscapes. Take a look at this Israel tour guide site for examples.
Nov
22
comment What are some good resources that explain the rational reasons behind the faith for a questioning Atheist?
I am reading Surprised By Joy myself, and while I'm enjoying it, it's not written for the skeptic. Lewis makes no apologies for this; it's written for the Christian, who wants to know about his conversion. That's not to say it wouldn't be valuable for a seeking Atheist, but that's not it's primary audience, and as such, it's very light on apologetics. It is very heavy on personal experience and the emotions he felt.
Nov
22
comment What are some good resources that explain the rational reasons behind the faith for a questioning Atheist?
This is a good, and important question, but sadly, off-topic here. I encourage you to come to chat at your convenience, where it will be easier to have an open-ended discussion on topics like this.
Nov
21
comment Forgive Others As We Have Been Forgiven?
@Rick: There are differing views on this; some agree with the OP, others with you. Lets respect the OP's view, and answer from the perspective requested.
Nov
20
comment How to pronounce references in the Bible?
If this question were asked by someone with 1 rep, I suspect nobody would have a problem answering it. Why are we giving Peter such a hard time?
Nov
20
comment What is the purpose of other planets and solar system according to the bible?
Very closely related: Does the Bible make any allusions to life on other planets?
Nov
19
comment What are the different names of God in the Bible and what do they mean?
Can you include Bible references for where these names are found in the Bible?
Nov
19
comment Is premarital sex πορνεία (porneia)?
Whether the word "fornication" was invented or not is rather irrelevant, since the scriptures weren't written in English. As to the rest of your answer, can you provide some sources for the various claims?
Nov
18
comment Does Christianity claim itself to be the final revelation from God?
This depends on your definition of "final." I think most Christians believe they receive revelations from God all the time. Whom should I marry? What job should I take? Should I attend university? Answers to all of these questions could be considered "revelations from God"...
Nov
17
comment What is the origin of the Good Friday tradition?
The idea that Jesus died on Thursday has been pretty thoroughly debunked here.
Nov
14
comment Is there a Biblical basis for Transsexuality?
male will never be attracted to a male? I realize this is your opinion, but it's an easily refuted one...
Nov
13
comment What crime was committed by the “thieves” crucified with Jesus?
Yes, so what crimes, at the time, earned crucifixion? Stealing bread, I'm guessing, did not.
Nov
12
comment Why doesn't God stop suffering?
This question has at its core, the premise that suffering is the worst thing that could exist; that it ought to be stopped; that no other end can justify its existence. That really doesn't make any sense, when you think about it.
Nov
12
comment How do Old Earth Literalist handle the Biblical Earth age?
You had read it all; I didn't feel the comments were any longer relevant, and I'm not a fan of a cluttered site.
Nov
12
comment What is the meaning of the statement in Genesis 4:26 stating then began men to call upon the name of YHWH?
And as a general rule, a theme I see repeated in your questions, "What do Bible Scholars say on this?" is not a good fit for this site. There are Bible Scholars who vehemently disagree with each other on very important issues. Your questions need to be much more specific about which viewpoint you're looking for.