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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.


Sep
16
comment What changed between the Old and New Testaments?
I'm sure a summary statement like yours is possible, but that's still only one interpretation of many. I guess I thought you were asking for answers from the SB background, since you mentioned that, but then I now see that you also are asking for a broader answer, so perhaps I was wrong to add that tag.
Sep
16
comment What changed between the Old and New Testaments?
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of books on this topic. I'm afraid it's far too big an issue--with far too many varying opinions--to really be addressed here.
Sep
15
comment What would be a typical Christian Pacifist response to 'rampant evil' - say in the form of large scale terrorism?
@robertbristow-johnson: The Amish refuse to participate in politics at all. Some Mennonites may do the same, but it's hardly a defining characteristic of Mennonite culture--at least where I'm from.
Sep
15
comment Verses that argue with those who are athiests?
@ShemSeger: That's not really true. Atheism was well known even during the time of Christ. In fact, the Jews were often accused of being atheists, because they didn't worship statues--and the Holy of Holies, where their god resided, was empty!! You can't accuse an entire race of being atheistic if the concept isn't well known.
Sep
15
comment What is the significance of water from Jesus' side?
What is the significance... according to whom?
Sep
15
comment What is a Pacifist interpretation of the Cleansing of the Temple?
I think there are likely differing Christian Pacifist views relating to this. For instance 1) God can be violent if he wishes. 2) Jesus' actions don't violate a pacifist ban on violence.
Sep
15
comment What would be a typical Christian Pacifist response to 'rampant evil' - say in the form of large scale terrorism?
@robertbristow-johnson: That's not my experience, having grown up in an urban Mennonite community, where active participation in peacemaking was a constant theme. That's not to say there aren't passive Mennonites, but as a cultural theme, passiveness simply doesn't exist.
Sep
15
comment Would Jesus weep for the souls in Hell?
@AndreasBlass: That's one, of many, opinions.
Sep
12
comment How do Theistic Evolutionists reconcile that Eve was called the “…mother of all living?”
Most OECs believe in a literal Adam and Eve anyway... You might be asking about Theistic Evolutionists.
Sep
11
comment How did Martin Luther see Israel?
@Andrey: Most Christians interpret the promises about Israel as not about the nation. That's my point.
Sep
11
comment How did Martin Luther see Israel?
Did he believe in the promises made for Israel? -- Which promises? And which interpretation of 'Israel'?
Sep
11
comment Christ in the context of Predestination
Predestination is usually defended on the idea that humans are so totally depraved that they could never merit salvation through their goodness? -- No, you're describing 'Total Depravity' there... Predestination, or 'Election' is a separate point of Calvinism.
Sep
11
comment Would Jesus weep for the souls in Hell?
Are you suggesting that Jesus, in his present spiritual form, has tear ducts? If so, based on what?
Sep
11
comment From Scripture, what are the signs of demonic presence?
I have edited your question to focus on your actual question. However, the question you have asked is not, in its present form, a good fit for our site, as there are many opinions on demons, and how they are manifest. Please read this post for some pointers on how to narrow your question to be more on-topic here.
Sep
11
comment What would be a typical Christian Pacifist response to 'rampant evil' - say in the form of large scale terrorism?
@gideonmarx: If India had engaged in actual warfare, almost certainly others would have died of starvation and disease as well. And yes, it's true, after their independence was won, the country broke into near/regional "civil" wars, which is quite unfortunate... but I still think their example serves as a great model for non-violent resistance to oppression. It's only unfortunate that they weren't able to follow that model to full fruition.
Sep
10
comment What would be a typical Christian Pacifist response to 'rampant evil' - say in the form of large scale terrorism?
@Bye: ... And done
Sep
10
comment What would be a typical Christian Pacifist response to 'rampant evil' - say in the form of large scale terrorism?
@Bye: That's the preamble to "turn the other cheek"... I can add that context to the quote :)
Sep
10
comment What would be a typical Christian Pacifist response to 'rampant evil' - say in the form of large scale terrorism?
I have a feeling I've overlooked some important points, but the post is long enough that I'll stop now. Please ask if you want me to clarify or expand on anything for you.
Sep
10
comment What would be a typical Christian Pacifist response to 'rampant evil' - say in the form of large scale terrorism?
I'm not sure what a "typical" Christian pacifist would say. I grew up Mennonite, so am pretty familiar with what Mennonite pacifists would say to such a thing... If you want an answer from that perspective, I might be able to put one together.
Sep
10
comment What would be a typical Christian Pacifist response to 'rampant evil' - say in the form of large scale terrorism?
There were many Christian pacifists very active in smuggling Jews, and taking other non-violent actions, during the Holocaust. Many people (C.S. Lewis sadly included), seem to think "pacifism" is "passivism", which is decidedly not the case!