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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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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.
Feb
11
comment Have Creationists advanced any particular Theories of Origin that they claim are falsifiable via the scientific method?
@DickHarfield: I don't think I can answer that question for you. It's a judgment call only you can make. If I was going to answer the question, the answer wouldn't look much at all like yours, so in that sense, I could say a delete (and possible rewrite) would be my course of action. But that doesn't mean it's the only way to go.
Feb
11
comment Have Creationists advanced any particular Theories of Origin that they claim are falsifiable via the scientific method?
@DickHarfield: I think much of what you wrote (but not all) is pretty accurate, but doesn't really address the question.
Feb
10
comment How do you answer the unanswerable questions?
possible duplicate of What is meant by "God is Omnipotent"?
Feb
10
comment Can God kill himself?
Also related/duplicate: christianity.stackexchange.com/q/8242/20
Feb
10
comment What is the Catholic understanding of omnipotence?
I have attempted to clarify the question a bit. I hope I haven't altered your meaning. If I have, feel free to roll back my edit.
Feb
10
comment Do any major denominations refuse to recognize Holy Baptism in other denominations
I don't have any idea what you're talking about. The question isn't about who hates whom.