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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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Nov
12
comment For Catholics who have expressed concern about Pope Francis and are wary of his pontificate, what are the key issues?
The links you've provided in your question appear to provide answers to your question. I'm not sure exactly what you're hoping for. Are you wondering if someone has done a poll of Catholics to ask "What is your biggest complaint about the Pope?" and you're looking for the top answers?
Nov
12
comment Justification for Marriage without State
Do any Christians make this claim? There are many Christian groups which will conduct wedding ceremonies for couples who cannot legally get married (homosexual couples would be the most common modern example, but in the past interracial marriages would have been a common example as well, at least in the US). In these cases I don't think the church would say "it has nothing to do with the state" but rather "the state doesn't have the moral authority to enforce these restrictions, so we will ignore them."
Nov
12
comment In the Gospels, is there any recorded instance of the Pharisees quoting Scripture?
@BenjaminHoogterp: It's just an "expert in the law" -- there's no reason to think it's specifically a Pharisee or Saducee.
Nov
10
comment Is a claim of 50,000,000 Baptist martyrs accurate?
@Zachary: Cross-posting of identical questions is discouraged, but if you feel you might get a better reception there, you are welcome to ask there, especially if you haven't gotten a good response here.
Nov
10
comment Is a claim of 50,000,000 Baptist martyrs accurate?
This question isn't off-topic here, but it would also be on-topic (and solicit perhaps more scholarly answer) on Skeptics.SE as well.
Nov
10
comment What major translations of the Bible are in the Public Domain?
@fredsbend: They also contain open-ended lists of answers. That is the case with this one.
Nov
10
comment How many apostles are there?
1) You're mixing the terms "apostles" and "disciples." 2) How many there are of either category depends on how you define the terms, and for what purpose. According to a common definition, every follower of Christ is a disciple, thus millions of disciples throughout history. "Apostle" is generally a more exclusive term.
Nov
10
comment How many apostles are there?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a matter of definition.
Nov
10
comment What major translations of the Bible are in the Public Domain?
@fredsbend: Public domain has no bearing on whether a question is a "shopping question." "Which city should I visit?" is a shopping question, even though it has nothing to do with (specifically) buying anything.
Nov
6
comment What major translations of the Bible are in the Public Domain?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a shopping question.
Nov
5
comment Is the presence of evil necessary for good to be expressed?
@Grasper: You're committing a category error and other logical fallacies. To say one must fight against lustful thoughts is not the same category as saying that one can enjoy an exclusive relationship without having been cheated on.
Nov
5
comment Is the presence of evil necessary for good to be expressed?
Do you need your wife to cheat on you to enjoy an exclusive relationship with her? Clearly not. Does a child need to be abandoned by his mother to know what motherly love is? Clearly not. The concept that good is dependent upon evil is easily disproved with many such examples.
Nov
5
comment Is the presence of evil necessary for good to be expressed?
@ShemSeger: That's not saying that evil must exist. It seems instead to be saying that we have no right to complain.
Nov
4
comment What is the difference between evangelizing and proselytizing?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is question for the dictionary. See proselytize and evangelize.
Nov
3
comment Are the theories of Evolution and the Big Bang now binding to Catholics and to be held as true?
What do you mean by binding? Are you asking if a Catholic can be excommunicated if they don't believe in theistic evolution?
Nov
3
comment What is the biblical basis for modern-day prophets?
@fredsbend: But the answer to that question implies the answer to this one.
Nov
1
comment What exactly does it mean that Jesus Christ is the son of God?
That isn't very simply put at all.
Oct
31
comment What does “gates of hell” mean in Matthew 16:18?
Speculative answers are not appropriate on this site. If you know of any official church group which accepts this interpretation, please add that to your answer.
Oct
31
comment Do Mormons believe that all spirits are omnipresent?
Don't mormons believe that humans and animals have spirits? Humans and animals are most assuredly not omni-present... I suppose one could argue that their spirits are somehow omnipresent, but not aware of it... but that's not a very meaningful sense of omnipresence...
Oct
31
comment What is the history of the concept of a “personal relationship with Jesus”?
Most of these references are speaking corporately. "And then I will declare to them", "Jesus understands every weakness of ours", etc. This doesn't really seem to address the question.