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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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Nov
8
comment How do Old Earth Literalist handle the Biblical Earth age?
It's easy to form answers for viewpoints that don't exist. "What do Klingons think about war?"
Nov
8
comment When scripture quotes a non-biblical source, without any opposition of the source, does it imply any endorsement?
I like this question, but I don't believe it's suited for this site; at least not in its present form. There are many different opinions on this--and there are many different ways in which the Bible references extra-biblical sources, and how they strong an endorsement this lends is hotly debated among scholars, and views vary widely from different faith traditions.
Nov
8
comment When scripture quotes a non-biblical source, without any opposition of the source, does it imply any endorsement?
I agree with this commentary, but it doesn't answer the question.
Nov
8
comment Does God consider nudity a sin?
Much appreciated. :)
Nov
8
comment Does God consider nudity a sin?
I think a strong argument could be made, in fact, that clothing can pose more of a hindrance, in terms of lust, and distraction from worship. If everyone at church was naked, after the first couple weeks of shock, there would be nothing interesting to look at. I'd already know every size, shape, color, of every body party of all 800 people in my church. Any lustful excitement would be lost quickly. By wearing clothes, there's the potential for a "fashion show" every week. Not to mention, a lustful mind is always left with something to imagine, and a fantasy to create, rather than worshiping.
Nov
8
comment Does God consider nudity a sin?
@Mawia: I'm sure they do have attraction to each other; otherwise the culture would die out within a generation. But I'm attracted to women at my church, who wear clothes... so that's not really relevant to anything...
Nov
8
comment How many children did Adam and Eve have?
We are all "sons of Adam", so billions... :)
Nov
8
comment How do missionaries communicate to people in foreign countries without previous exposure?
@Anonymous: I don't see how these concerns relate to your question. Your question isn't "Do missionaries all develop native accents in foreign countries?" or "Do missionaries never struggle with learning foreign languages?" What kind of answer do you honestly expect here? This seems like a discussion question, not an SE question.
Nov
8
comment Does God consider nudity a sin?
If you can stay with a pure mind and worship God without any hindrances, it's totally find, but that is impossible -- For you maybe it's impossible. There are many places in the world where people go about daily business naked or very nearly so, and it's no hindrance. Be careful not to turn your own cultural perspective and expectations into laws for other people.
Nov
8
comment How do Old Earth Literalist handle the Biblical Earth age?
I'm not asking for a discussion; just evidence that this view exists.
Nov
8
comment Is dressing oneself in formal attire on Sundays (Sunday hat and dress) solely an American Christian custom?
It's certainly common to dress to the nines for their first communion in Mexico--and as far as I know, in most or all Catholic churches.
Nov
8
comment How do missionaries communicate to people in foreign countries without previous exposure?
The same way any other expat communicates--they learn the language. Do you have a reason to believe this is not what St. Thomas, or any other missionary did?
Nov
8
comment How do Old Earth Literalist handle the Biblical Earth age?
Are there any OECs who also believe that Genesis is literal? That seems pretty paradoxical, as you say... It seems like an imagined position... Have you met or heard of someone who holds that view?
Nov
8
comment Why does Christianity claim to be the only true religion?
Less generally, I think even Christians would agree that Judaism, at minimum, was a/the true religion, and now Christianity is a/the true religion. In that sense, there are at least two true religions throughout history. And there are quite a number of Christ-believing Jews who still follow their Jewish religion (to varying degrees). Different denominations of Christianity are often referred to as different religions, as well.
Nov
8
comment Why does Christianity claim to be the only true religion?
Logically, depending on how narrowly you define religion, there could be multiple true religions. If I found a religion that says "We believe the sky is blue" and nothing else, that can be true--at least in the factual sense (while also being meaningless), and so could another religion that says "Grass is green".
Nov
7
comment Where can I find out more about other people rising from the dead, when Jesus died on the Cross?
Finally an answer with an actual answer to the question: nowhere
Nov
7
comment Where can I find out more about other people rising from the dead, when Jesus died on the Cross?
I only read the first sentence, and already must downvote, for There is no doubt this truly happened. There clearly IS a doubt--just look at the accepted answer. You may have legitimate reasons to disregard those doubts, but that doesn't mean the doubts don't exist. An honest answer doesn't ignore the opposing view--it rather explains why the opposing view is wrong.
Nov
7
comment Where can I find out more about other people rising from the dead, when Jesus died on the Cross?
I think this is a valid opinion--one I might even agree with if I were to invest the time to research the event closely. However, I must downvote the answer, because it doesn't actually answer the question, despite having been accepted by the OP.
Nov
7
comment Why is it that so many Churches have a problem with Halloween but not with the other pagan holidays?
@SomeFreeMason: I see this primarily as a question of "Why is Halloween different from other 'pagan' holidays that Christians celebrate?" The answer that is not nearly as ambiguous.
Nov
7
comment Why is it that so many Churches have a problem with Halloween but not with the other pagan holidays?
@SomeFreeMason: But there is one definitive answer to why many Christians oppose Halloween.