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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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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.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
Well, that seems to be your opinion, not held by the "big names" in creation science, such as Ken Ham, who founded the "Creation Science Foundation" for instance. And read the biographies of other prominent Creationists, and you'll see that they promote "creation science."
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
So your argument is that Creation science isn't science? And you think that it's the non-creationists who are responsible for confusion? You have to admit that sounds pretty absurd... calling something "science" that you also claim "isn't science", then blaming other people for confusion.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
A related question could be asked about Judaism and Islam. They both follow the Genesis creation account, yet "Creation Science" is pretty much exclusively a Christian phenomenon. But that would be attacking the question from a religious standpoint rather than a scientific one--which may make for a reasonable followup question. For this question, I'm interested in the scientific (and/or historical--if as you claim, that is somehow separate) aspect.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
Yet this is not the case. Creation Science theories are not accepted, even by a small minority of non-Christians. What explains this discrepancy, if indeed Creation Science is, as its proponents claim, valid science?
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
There are many secular or non-Christian religious scholars who regard the Bible as historical, to varying degrees. And there are many Christians who believe the Bible is reconcilable with science (far more than there are Creationists, by the way). My point is: Creation Science proponents claim to present scientific theories, which reconcile a young earth with scientific observation. If these theories held water (as any other minority scientific theory in history), then these theories should stand on their own, and would be recognized, perhaps quite slowly, by non-Christians as valid...
Mar
25
comment How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about language learning and not about Christianity.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
Of course I want an answer. What makes you think I don't? I could ask the same question of Dianetics then, but this isn't scientology.SE. If the answer is "CS only makes sense within a narrowly-defined Christian world view" then I guess that's the answer, but that answer is also admitting, then, that the theory is neither scientific nor historical, since both science and history make sense outside of a Christian worldview. I would assume, and hope that a creationist would have a better answer than this.
Mar
25
comment If flesh & blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God how did the Lord Jesus show His “hands and feet” after the resurrection?
I think you need to start by asking "What does it mean that blood and flesh cannot inherit the Kingdom of God".