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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.

I am pro-tem moderator for Spanish Language.


Mar
12
comment Why is the Bible subject to a high level of interpretation?
@CiscoIPPhone: I disagree. Completely. It's exactly the same as any other communication. So the answer is: The question is based on a false premise.
Mar
10
comment Can we visit loved ones in Hell?
@Caleb: You have me curious now... how have you seen it (ab)used?
Mar
7
comment Was Jesus' stab wound on the left side? How do we know?
The left side makes sense... since ~90% of the population (presumably including Roman soldiers) are right-handed. A soldier facing Jesus' body would have gripped a spear with his right hand, and thrusted upward; thus to the left. But if he was standing behind Jesus, or was left-handed, then the right side would make sense.
Mar
6
comment Why is the Bible subject to a high level of interpretation?
Everything is subject to 100% interpretation. What does this mean to you: أنا أحبك. How about this: Я люблю тебя.? Or this: Miluji tě.? They mean nothing to you (I'm guessing) because you don't know how to interpret these languages. If I say I love you, you have a much better idea how to interpret it. But even so, it's rather out of context--what do I really mean? 100% of communication is 100% subject to interpretation.
Mar
6
comment How did early “street evangelization” differ from the modern practice?
"street preachers" gathered interested and/or interactive crowds, often followed by mass conversions. -- They still do in many places. Which I think suggests a cultural difference.
Mar
4
comment Is enjoying an apocryphal book a sin?
@Alex: It's also a really old question, which was asked before the "Is X a sin?" issue had really been settled.
Mar
4
comment Is enjoying an apocryphal book a sin?
@Alex: It seems you're referring to this question, and it probably should be closed, too. I have voted accordingly. I expect others will, too, and it will soon be closed for the same reason this one was.
Mar
4
comment What is the argument supporting that there is a break between the 69th and 70th week in the book of Daniel?
@fredsbend: Yes, that's the convoluted end-time theology I was referring to. :)
Mar
4
comment What is the argument supporting that there is a break between the 69th and 70th week in the book of Daniel?
Because that's the only way to fit a convoluted end-time theology into the book of Daniel?
Mar
4
comment What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?
I have edited the title to match the question--and to avoid getting a duality of answers ("Yes!" and "No!"), which would make it a truth question, and off-topic... not to mention that there obviously is Biblical evidence... whether there is Biblical proof is another question, and a matter for intense debate.
Mar
4
comment What evidence is there to show that John Wesley and John Calvin did not believe that Jesus is Michael?
@TonyJays: If you're asking what Wesley and Calvin believed, it seems like a fine question, but then the title ought to match that question. If you're asking if Jesus being Michael is a contradiction, that's a "Truth Question", which we close as "Primarily Opinion Based"
Mar
3
comment What do Chinese Catholics call their priests?
I'm sure this page has the answer you seek. :P
Mar
3
comment Did God use man as a vehicle to bring about death?
@fredsbend: Re: immortal vs. eternal, humans are promised eternal life--that doesn't mean we're granted life that had no beginning.
Mar
3
comment Why did God not want man to have the knowledge of good and evil?
My personal opinion: You're taking an overly-literal interpretation of "knowledge of good and evil." There are different senses of "knowledge." To borrow an analogy from Sister Act, you can know that a doughnut is sweet without having tasted it. This is one sense of "knowledge." Once you have tasted a doughnut, you have another sense of knowledge. I believe Genesis is referring to the second sense of "knowledge of good and evil"--that is, an intimate, experiential knowledge. With this understanding, I think the reason God did not want that is obvious.
Mar
3
comment What evidence is there to show that John Wesley and John Calvin did not believe that Jesus is Michael?
I personally love this question... I think it's an excellent question. However, it's not formulated properly for this site, as it's asking for opinions--and there are exactly two answers to this question, and both have a large number of supporters. So this question can only lead to a voting war. I would encourage asking instead "What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?", for instance.
Mar
2
comment What evidence is there to show that John Wesley and John Calvin did not believe that Jesus is Michael?
Related (and suggests that Jesus is God and Michael): christianity.stackexchange.com/a/18594/20
Mar
2
comment Was the Nicene Creed accepted under duress?
I didn't quote the whole chapter for obvious reasons. One part I left out was how the creed was chosen... and it wasn't chosen by Constantine. But once there was an appearance of majority, he (allegedly) began pressuring the dissenters to sign under threat.
Mar
2
comment Was the Nicene Creed accepted under duress?
Neither the book, nor my question, suggest that Constantine cared about the theology of the creed. The book suggests that Constantine simply wanted unity, and that he used coercion to achieve, at least the appearance, of achieving that goal.
Feb
28
comment Was the Nicene Creed accepted under duress?
@aceinthehole: I don't think that is implicit. Although I probably will ask that as a followup question once this one has an answer. "God works in mysterious ways." Who is to say the creed couldn't still be valid, by the grace of God, even though it was accepted under duress? Further, asking whether it's valid requires a much larger framework to be a meaningful question here--valid according to whom?
Feb
25
comment Do not Judge others, or do we Judge others?
I wonder if this question could be clarified to ask "what does the verse 'judge not lest ye be judged' mean?" As it is, it seems to be asking for theological opinion...