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I'm a full-time software developer, working from home for a company in Atlanta, GA. I am from the USA, although I am currently traveling the world, working remotely, and learning new things.


Mar
24
comment Does anyone have a good definition of “Evangelical”?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is easily answered by google and/or wikipedia.
Mar
24
comment Does any church still provide a pension for widows?
Many churches offer services to widows of all ages, as well as any other type of person in need. I would be surprised to find some church ministry that only offers services to widows over 60 years old. That would be a pretty heartless ministry, wouldn't you say?
Mar
24
comment Does any church still provide a pension for widows?
Of course. There are literally thousands, if not more, ministries which provide service to widows, and a great number of them are run by churches. Simply do a Google search for single mother church ministries, and you'll see plenty of evidence.
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 is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?
@lonesomeday: I don't see the OP assuming anything, but rather asking.
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 What do Chinese Catholics call their priests?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the Chinese language.
Mar
3
comment What do Chinese Catholics call their priests?
Note that many languages have the same phenomenon... including English. It is (or was) not uncommon for someone to call any (younger) boy "son" in English. "Uncle" is/was also commonly used to refer to any (often older) male.
Mar
3
comment What do Chinese Catholics call their priests?
This sounds like a question for Chinese Language & Usage... :)
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.